We’re less than 24 hours away from game day, and for the Chiefs, it’s undoubtedly a day that can’t come soon enough.
Not to discount Ryan Fitzpatrick, but the Titans’ starter, Jake Locker is out, and if Kansas City’s offense can move the ball against Tennessee’s defense, a 5-0 start should be ripe for the taking.
Five weeks into the NFL season, injuries are a given. Kansas City has been hit relatively hard by the injury bug so far, though the depth and talent still on the field has done a good job of covering that up.
Head coach Andy Reid fills us in on the injury situation, per a press release of Chiefs Communications:
Really the only two listed as out are (Eric) Fisher and (Travis) Kelce. Everybody else worked today at some level. (Anthony) Fasano did a little bit. When I say some, he’s the one who did the least. Other than that, we look forward to having the opportunity to play the Titans.
Reid also discussed cornerback Brandon Flower’s status:
“He has practiced here and has done a pretty good job with it, so we’ll see how it works out.”
The notable out here is No. 1 overall pick Eric Fisher, who had to leave last week due to a concussion. It was deemed as a minor one, but he’ll have to miss time none the less as the NFL takes this very seriously nowadays.
Normally, the health of Kelce and Fasano would be big concerns, but with Sean McGrath (and his beard) stepping up, the tight end position appears to be in good hands right now.
The Chiefs and Titans kick it off tomorrow at noon CDT.