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“It’s definitely a tough place to play,” he said. “You think opening weekend, Monday night on the road and in a division. Then you throw in Arrowhead _ it will be as tough an atmosphere as you can be in. It being the first game of the year, I’m sure it will be as cranked up as it’s ever been.”

Making their debut for the Chiefs will be running back Thomas Jones, who had a career-best 1,402 yards rushing last year with the New York Jets, and new coordinators Romeo Crennel and Charlie Weis.

“We know it’s going to be loud,” said Chargers coach Norv Turner. “It’s a great place to play. It’s one of the loudest stadiums in the league.”

He’s noticed a difference in philosophy that Crennel has brought to a defense that last year ranked 30th in the 32-team league.

“They don’t take as many chances as they did,” Turner said. “They took chances before and that created big plays. They’re very sound. They can blitz you, they can play coverage. They’re very unpredictable.”

Haley is counting on an energy-producing atmosphere for the start of his second season in Kansas City.

“I have been involved in a bunch of Monday night games and I have a bunch of coaches that have been and a few of these players,” he said. “That is when you use some of your resources and your instinct on what the best way is to have your team ready to go. I feel like we have a very good plan but it doesn’t mean that we can’t adjust. I feel good about how we have it set up through the week.”