Chiefs vs. Steelers: Both offensive lines hurting for Week 6

PHILADELPHIA, PA - SEPTEMBER 25: Maurkice Pouncey /

The Pittsburgh Steelers and Kansas City Chiefs are both going to have hurting offensive lines as the teams clash on Sunday afternoon.

The Kansas City Chiefs have learned to make do with a patchwork offensive front through the first several weeks of the regular season. The Pittsburgh Steelers have some adjustments to make as well if a couple key players aren’t able to suit up against the Chiefs in Week 6 at Arrowhead Stadium.

The Steelers had a couple key offensive linemen held out of practice on Wednesday in Maurkice Pouncey and Ramon Foster. Fortunately it’s only the middle of the week and both players still have plenty of time to rest up.

Both the Chiefs and Steelers have the ability to strike quickly on the offensive side yet also rely heavily on their ability to move the chains in the running game. Chiefs running back Kareem Hunt leads the NFL in rushing yards, but Le’Veon Bell is known as perhaps the NFL’s most dynamic back. A thinned out offensive line would hurt either team’s ability to win on Sunday.

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The Chiefs themselves face a limited offensive line once again with word that Laurent Duvernay-Tardif and center Mitch Morse still find themselves limited and unable to practice with their respective injuries. Morse is hoping to be back soon from a foot sprain suffered in Week 2 against Philadelphia, but for now he’s still out of practice.