Locked on Chiefs: The issues that plague Kansas City

KANSAS CITY, MO - DECEMBER 08: Wide receiver Tyreek Hill
KANSAS CITY, MO - DECEMBER 08: Wide receiver Tyreek Hill /

We take another look at what went wrong against the Steelers on Sunday before starting to move on to Raider week.

The Kansas City Chiefs had the day off from practice today even on the short week. Andy Reid is allowing his time their normal day off. It’s a smart move after the tough game they had on Sunday and the need to be fresh Thursday. Kansas City has a chance to get the bad taste out of their mouths quickly and keep the strangle hold on the division moving forward. With a loss by the Broncos last night if the Chiefs are able to win all their divisional games going forward they should be in a great position to win the division.

Oakland has struggled over the past couple weeks and are not looking good offensively. Does that sound familiar? The biggest difference with this game on Thursday night and the Steelers game is the Oakland defense. The Raiders defense struggles on all levels. The signing of Navarro Bowman on Monday isn’t going to help them be ready for the Chiefs offense on Thursday night.

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Several other pieces of news on Monday as well. The Chiefs brought back C.J. Spiller for the fourth time this year and released Marcus Kemp. Kemp will more than likely wind up back on the practice squad. This also means that the Chiefs feel confident that Hill and Albert Wilson will be ready this Thursday night. The Chiefs were required to file an injury report even though they didn’t practice and both Mitch Morse and Laurent Duvernay-Tardif were listed as limited. I don’t think that either play on the short week. But the great news is the mini-bye week comes right after this game just in time for the punishing Broncos defense.