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Chiefs Smith OK With Sunday's Game Plan

Kansas City will not play starters long in game at San Diego.
KANSAS CITY, Mo--The NFL will wrap up its regular season this week.

And the Kansas City Chiefs are locked into the playoffs at the fifth seed in the AFC.

Most likely playing at Indianapolis in the wildcard round. 

So that makes Sunday afternoon's game in San Diego essentially meaningless for the Chiefs.

Chiefs coach Andy Reid has said that he'll work his starters into the game in a similar fashion to a preseason game.

One or two series to keep the starters fresh and then quickly to the sideline where they can't get hurt.

Alex Smith is a San Diego native and says it's good to be going home and he doesn't mind the game plan.

"Not playing certainly the benefit is that you do get healthy and fresh," said Alex Smith.  "The downside, yea you're missing out in game experience rhythm and momentum heading into the playoffs.  Certainly both of those things.  I've never been in that position before and luckily I'm not making that decision.  I've never had an entire week like this heading into a game that you really can't change anything."

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