Chiefs offense a no-show the last 2 games

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) Duck, Kansas City, a nasty quarterback controversy may be headed your way.

It’s just what the embattled, touchdown-starved Chiefs do not need. But if coach Romeo Crennel returns Brady Quinn to the bench and puts Matt Cassel back under center, a quarterback controversy seems assured.

Crennel made it clear Tuesday that Quinn and Cassel are now in head-to-head competition.

Cassel missed last week’s game at Tampa Bay with a concussion he sustained the week before.

But Cassel was back on the wind-swept practice field Tuesday, cleared for noncontract drills, and Crennel expects him to be OK by the time the Chiefs (1-5) come back from their bye week and play Oakland (1-4) on Oct. 28.

No matter who’s under center, the offense will be looking for its first touchdown in eight quarters.