Locked on Chiefs: Injuries pile up as K.C. remains undefeated

OAKLAND, CA - OCTOBER 16: Right tackle Mitchell Schwartz
OAKLAND, CA - OCTOBER 16: Right tackle Mitchell Schwartz /

We take a look at how the Chiefs moved to 5-0 even with a couple of big injuries.

The Kansas City Chiefs moved to 5-0 on the season on Sunday night with a convincing win over the Houston Texans. They made plays on offense throughout the night. Special teams added a touchdown on a punt return as well, and Harrison Butker made all of his field goals. Kansas City will now head home to try to get healthy as they will face the Pittsburgh Steelers next Sunday afternoon.

This game was a costly one for both teams. The Houston Texans would lose Whitney Mercilus early in the game and then JJ Watt a little bit later. Both would be out the rest of the game and it was reported that JJ Watt has a tibial plateau fracture. Kansas City would also lose a couple of players. Steven Terrell was injured on a scary play on the opening kick off. He laid there for quite a while and didn’t move. He ended up getting up and walking off under his own power. The Chiefs would lose Travis Kelce to a concussion and Chris Conley to an Achilles rupture.

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The Chiefs have a week to prepare for the 2-3 Steelers who are not playing well. They were able to finish the game on the back of Kareem Hunt and two touchdowns for Charcandrick West. Kansas City needs to find a way to get healthier in the coming weeks. Hopefully Parker Ehinger is ready to return and Mitch Morse and Laurent Duvernay-Tardif isn’t far behind. Kansas City needs to continue to roll against a bad Steelers team as they will soon have back to back divisional games against the Raiders on Thursday Night in Oakland and then at home against the Broncos.