The Chiefs miss RB Jamaal Charles, who didn't make the trip to Carolina because of a foot injury. And they miss him most in the passing game, where Knile Davis so far hasn't shown the niftiness on screens -- at least the ones that aren't wiped out by holding calls -- to make something happen by himself the way the speedy Texan does, nor the technique to provide ideal last-ditch cover for Alex Smith in the pocket.
In eight preseason quarters, the Andy Gang has one red zone scorer -- and it's Cyrus Gray.
The Chiefs have struggled in the red zone this preseason. Although it's only preseason, we'll have to see if this tendency continues into the regular season. Andy Reid had similar problems in Philly, keep in mind. Having a healthy Charles will be a big help.