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KC Chiefs: Five Keys to Victory VS New England Patriots

Mandatory Credit: Denny Medley-USA TODAY Sports
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Jan 3, 2016; Miami Gardens, FL, USA; New England Patriots running back Steven Jackson (39) carries in the first quarter against the Miami Dolphins at Sun Life Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Andrew Innerarity-USA TODAY Sports
Jan 3, 2016; Miami Gardens, FL, USA; New England Patriots running back Steven Jackson (39) carries in the first quarter against the Miami Dolphins at Sun Life Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Andrew Innerarity-USA TODAY Sports /

Make sure Steven Jackson knows retiring was the right decision

Steven Jackson has put together what is most likely going to be a hall of fame career. He rushed for over 1000 yards in eight consecutive seasons. That Steven Jackson doesn’t exist anymore.

The Chiefs cannot let Steven Jackson have a return to his former glory

Steven Jackson has only played two games since coming out of retirement and has averaged 2.14 and 2.5 yards per attempt in those games. Those aren’t even average numbers as his presence in the backfield has been underwhelming.

The Chiefs cannot let Steven Jackson have a return to his former glory. Their defensive front is solid and Steven Jackson should be an afterthought but if they sleep on him, he may do some damage.

The Patriots have other offensive weapons out of the backfield in Brandon Bolden and James White, but they should expect White to be more active as a pass catcher than as a running back.

If the Chiefs see one of those other backs in the game, they should know to expect screen and not over-pursue the quarterback. If they do, it could be a long day.

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