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Chiefs QB Thigpen to start vs. Falcons

Updated: September 17, 2008, 6:33 PM ET
Associated Press

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Tyler Thigpen, the first player from Coastal Carolina selected in the NFL draft, will be the first to start at quarterback.

The 24-year-old Thigpen will be under center on Sunday for Kansas City when the Chiefs go to Atlanta. It will be exactly 11 months after the struggling young Chiefs (0-2) last won a game.

A 23-8 loss to the Oakland Raiders on Sunday, in which Thigpen came off the bench and finished 14-for-33, was their 11th straight regular-season defeat.

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