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Chiefs' plan is to go with starters Sunday vs. Raiders

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Now that the Kansas City Chiefs have clinched the AFC West title, will they rest selected starters -- including quarterback Matt Cassel -- for Sunday's season finale against the Raiders?

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According to coach Todd Haley, via the Kansas City Star, probably not.

"We're going to do what we think gives us the best chance to win," Haley told the newspaper Monday.

There is plenty at stake for the Chiefs, who could avenge an earlier loss the rival Oakland Raiders on Sunday. A victory also would secure the AFC's third seed for the Chiefs and allow them to avoid the top-seeded New England Patriots until the AFC Championship Game.

However, if the Chiefs lose to the visiting Raiders and the Indianapolis Colts defeat the Tennessee Titans, both teams would finish 10-6, but the Colts would get the conference's third seed because of their victory against the Chiefs in October.

Haley wants his team to go into the playoffs with some momentum.

"We're a transitioning team," Haley said. "Maybe some teams can look at games differently, but I know our group right now —- with where we are in our development -— we need to approach them the same way, which is get ready to win and put everything into figuring out how to get to three wins in this quarter (of the season)."

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