As the Kansas City Chiefs prepare to face the Tennessee Titans on Sunday afternoon, both teams are bringing in a long list of injuries to the table in Week 7. Without a doubt, the injuries are going to take their toll on the game’s outcome and it’s quite likely that a meeting at a different time, perhaps to start the season, would have ended quite differently than what this particular game will.
Such is life in the NFL.
The Titans already had a long list of injuries on the year before their Week 6 win over the Buffalo Bills on Monday Night Football. That matchup ultimately went the Titans way, giving them their signature win so far in 2021 and serving notice to the NFL that Mike Vrabel‘s team can compete with anyone. However, it also meant the Titans would go forward on a short week against the visiting Chiefs and they lost several key players in that single game.
To be specific, the Titans lost two players last week to torn ACLs in first-round pick Caleb Farley, a cornerback who had just stepped into the team’s starting lineup in the wake of another significant injury to starting cornerback Kristian Fulton. Left tackle Taylor Lewan was also carted off on a stretcher, leaving the team thinner up front and worried about his long-term health.
In addition, there are worries for both of the Titans best wide receivers in A.J. Brown and Julio Jones. The former has missed every practice so far this week while Jones missed on Wednesday but was able to participate in a limited basis with a hamstring issue. Wideout Chester Rogers also continues to sit out with a groin injury and has been ruled out.
Should we be worried about the Chiefs injuries when compared? Let’s take a closer look at the biggest injury concerns and how we see things playing out on Sunday against Tennessee.