Herman Edwards planned on starting Trent Green once he was cleared to practice and he was cleared for contact. Edwards even admitted during Wednesday's post-practice news conference that he was trying to confuse the media by suggesting he'd consider not changing back to Green and staying with hot backup Damon Huard. Edwards said he's been watching Green throw for three weeks. A former player, Edwards thinks starters shouldn't lose their jobs because of injuries. This is the first major decision for Edwards, and he needs to be right. The Chiefs are 5-3, and while they should be able to beat the Raiders on Sunday, they can't afford to lose a Thanksgiving night home game to the Broncos and think about making the playoffs. Green has five key days to keep the Chiefs a playoff contender, but the Chiefs can thank Huard, who was 5-3 replacing Green, for putting them back in the hunt.

John Clayton