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Matt Cassel Makes Triumphant Return To Arrowhead Stadium

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Quarterback Matt Cassel returned to Arrowhead Stadium Saturday night for the first time since he played for the Kansas City Chiefs two years ago.  Cassel jump-started the Minnesota Vikings In their 30-12 exhibition win over the Chiefs.

Cassel was the focal point of the frustration that Chiefs fans felt two years ago when the team was 2-14.

When there were cheers after Matt Cassel was injured two years ago, it brought out the wrath at the time of his teammate Eric Winston.

"When you cheer somebody getting knocked out—I don’t care who it is—it just so happened to be Matt Cassel.  It’s sickening,” said Winston in 2012.

Compared to all the vitriol directed toward him two years ago, the Saturday night crowd was rather blasé when Cassel took the field for the Minnesota Vikings -- even when he threw a 53-yard touchdown pass on the Vikings’ opening drive. All in all, Cassel said he’s not bitter.

“I had a great time here,” said Cassel.  “I really enjoyed being here in Kansas City again."


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