Locked on Chiefs: Preparing for the Pittsburgh Steelers

KANSAS CITY, MO - DECEMBER 25: Tight end Travis Kelce
KANSAS CITY, MO - DECEMBER 25: Tight end Travis Kelce /

A look back at the Chiefs win over the Houston Texans on Sunday night and differences on issues with the defense.

The Kansas City Chiefs had the day off on Monday so there isn’t much news regarding the team. It hasn’t been confirmed but coach Andy Reid still believes wideout Chris Conley is done for the season. He also took a chance to explain how tight end Travis Kelce could return to the game after being checked for a concussion. Kelce is in the concussion protocol now and will need to pass it in order to play against the Pittsburgh Steelers.

Kansas City has several reinforcements just weeks away from being available. They could head to Dallas in a couple weeks with both outside linebacker Tamba Hali and cornerback Steven Nelson back on defense. Dee Ford should be returning soon as well which well help the pass rush. More than likely they will also have Parker Ehinger back in the lineup sooner rather than later if he is getting his starting spot back. Center Mitch Morse and gurad Laurent Duvernay-Tardif are wild cards right now on the offensive line. I would think that Morse should be back soon and hope LDT could be as well.

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Harrison Butker has started off his time in Kansas City pretty good. Five field goals on Sunday night and making all of his extra points shows his poise. He also has enough leg to get the ball through the endzone nullifying the Texans opportunity for a return. If Butker can continue to kick the ball like he is Chiefs fans should continue to feel comfortable when the Chiefs have to kick a field goal. Butker could play dividends down the line for the Chiefs if he continues to be consistent.