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Chiefs vs. Buccaneers 2012: Tampa Bay gets a team with QB problems

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers get ready to take on the Kansas City Chiefs in Week 6 -- and it's unknown who will be behind center for the Chiefs.

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The Tampa Bay Buccaneers were able to rest and get healthy during Week 5, as the Bucs were on their annual bye week. The same cannot be said for Tampa Bay's Week 6 opponent. Kansas City Chiefs starting quarterback Matt Cassel was forced to exit Sunday's game against the Baltimore Ravens, after suffering a concussion in the fourth quarter. Cassel's availability is in doubt for Week 6.

Cassel's poor play actually led some fans to cheer Cassel's head injury -- which prompted Eric Winston to blast his own team's fans.

Injury or not, the Buccaneers will be facing a team in quarterback turmoil.

Brady Quinn came in for Cassel and completed 3 of 3 attempts for 32 yards. The Chiefs have a meager passing game and Cassel has been struggling, with a 66.2 quarterback rating this season (second-lowest among starting quarterbacks).

But the Bucs will have to contend with a power running game that is nothing to sneeze at. Running back Jamaal Charles had another impressive day Sunday, rushing 30 times for 140 yards (4.6 yards per carry).

Kansas City's offense has certainly been one-dimensional, though that dimension has been very good, as Charles leads the NFL in rushing.

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