Aqib Talib suspended for Chiefs game


The Kansas City Chiefs play the Denver Broncos on Sunday afternoon at Sports Authority Field, and there has been a development. Broncos cornerback Aqib Talib will miss the contest after the National Football League suspended him for one game, following his eye-gouge of Indianapolis Colts tight end Dwayne Allen.

Talib was guilty of this in the fourth quarter of Sunday’s game. Talib got in Allen’s face when the tight end was yelling at Denver outside linebacker Von Miller, who earlier had appeared to knee a Colts player in the throat. Talib then shoved his finger into the facemask of Allen and went directly for his eye.

This is what the Broncos have to say about the suspension:

"“My understanding is that they were jawing at each other,” Head Coach Gary Kubiak said. “He went to push him, which he shouldn’t do anyway — it doesn’t matter. Then, obviously, his hands are inside his face mask.”"

Without Talib, the Broncos will certainly put Chris Harris Jr. on Jeremy Maclin. This should help head coach Andy Reid gameplan for Denver, knowing it will be weaker on one side of the field. Harris is probably the best cover-corner, but Talib is a playmaker and has the better hands.

The question is whether or not the Chiefs can take advantage of Talib’s absence. Albert Wilson and Chris Conley will likely be lining up against second-year man Bradley Roby on the outside. Can they get the job done?