The Denver Broncos will be without Bryce Callahan when they face the Chiefs on Sunday.
When the Denver Broncos visit the Kansas City Chiefs on Sunday night at Arrowhead Stadium, they will be missing a vital component of their pass defense against Patrick Mahomes and company. Denver learned on Wednesday that cornerback Bryce Callahan will be out when they visit the Kansas City Chiefs on Sunday night.
Callahan has been a strong pass defender in 10 starts for the Broncos this season. He has 42 tackles, 5 passes deflected, 2 interceptions and 1 fumble recovery in his first season in Denver, a welcome addition after missing all of the 2019 season with a foot injury (on the same foot).
Head coach Vic Fangio made sure to note that Callahan did not suffer the same injury as last year and that it’s not a foot fracture. However, the team announced that the corner would be out for at least three weeks, which means he’s out not only against the Chiefs but in upcoming games versus the Carolina Panthers and Buffalo Bills.
Losing Callahan hurts the Broncos before one of the toughest matchups of the year for the team’s secondary. Fangio has already lost all three games versus K.C. in his short tenure in Denver as head coach, but the Chiefs have won 10 straight. In Week 7, K.C. put up 43 points on the road and that was with Callahan available on defense. Given the momentum currently on display by Mahomes and his weapons like Tyreek Hill and Travis Kelce, the spread should only grow at sportsbooks around the country.
The good news for the Broncos at this point is that they’re getting defensive lineman Shelby Harris back for the first time since Week 8 for Sunday.