ST. JOSEPH, Mo. (AP) Peering through heavy rain, Dexter McCluster backpedaled to catch the punt, cut left and sprinted a Kansas City team-record 94 yards for a touchdown to spark a season-opening victory over San Diego in 2010 that led to the AFC West championship. That’s the last time the Chiefs returned a punt for a touchdown. Nearly two years. Even worse for the Chiefs, it’s going on three years since anybody ran a kickoff all the way back to the end zone. Not surprisingly, special teams coach Steve Hoffman lost his job and his replacement, Tom McMahon, has been stressing kick returns since the minute camp opened on July 27.
The Chiefs will play for the Governors’ Cup this Saturday at the St. Louis Rams. Kickoff will be at 7:00pm at the Edward Jones Dome, and pregame begins at 6:00 from the Chiefs Fox Football Radio Network on SportsRadio 1350 KMAN.