Coffee with the Chiefs – Bears are banged up


Good morning, Addicts! Hopefully you got to sleep in before a big day of college football. I’m sure there are all kinds of allegiances out there, but the local team to watch today is the Kansas State Wildcats. Can they pull off the big upset at home and shake up the playoff landscape?

Of course, we here are concerned about the Kansas City Chiefs, who take on the Chicago Bears on Sunday afternoon at Arrowhead Stadium. The Chiefs are relatively healthy (although Josh Mauga has been ruled out) while the Bears have a laundry list of injuries.

Here is the news you need to know:

Bears missing all kinds of talent due to injuriesLester A. Wiltfong Jr. of Windy City Gridiron

"If I were to wager a guess, I’d say Ratliff makes his season debut and Jeffery misses a 4th consecutive game. I have no idea how the interior of their offensive line will shake out, but I doubt the Bears would want to put a rookie at center in such a raucous road environment."

Things might be looking up for Kansas City’s offensive lineAdam Teicher of ESPN

"The bigger-picture takeaway here is that the outlook isn’t bleak for the Chiefs on offense. If their line can truly play like the league’s 10th best, the Chiefs should be able to score points over the season’s final 12 games. We know they have a nice trio of playmakers in Charles, Jeremy Maclin and Travis Kelce."

Bob Sutton remaining calm in face of defensive problemsAdam Teicher of ESPN

"The Chiefs have allowed more than 30 points in each of their past two games, the first time in franchise history they’ve done that in the course of one season other than during the players’ strike of 1987, when they did it while using replacement players."