It’s game day for the Kansas City Chiefs and Tennessee Titans, which means a lot is on the line for someone to take a step forward into even better AFC playoff positioning than they started with in Week 7.
Both the Titans and the Chiefs are thinking about Super Bowl glory just a few months from now, but they also know the climb means being able to take care of fellow contenders in mid-season games such as this one. This one in particular is filled with star power with the likes of Patrick Mahomes and Tyreek Hill and Travis Kelce taking on the ground game of Derrick Henry to go with Julio Jones among the Titans pass catchers.
Just who will be available for the game, however, is always a big question given the state of injuries, and this one is no different as we wait for official inactive lists to sort out who is in and who is out after a week of guessing games based on a player’s injury status. For example, defensive lineman Chris Jones has missed the last two games for the Chiefs despite being termed as “questionable” and he’s listed as the same this week. Fortunately for the Chiefs, Jones is officially active for Sunday.
As for the official list of inactives, there are no real surprises for the Chiefs. Linebacker Anthony Hitchens and fullback Michael Burton are both already inactive since they were already ruled out earlier this week due to injuries. Austin Blythe and Laurent Duvernay-Tardif and Prince Tega Wanogho are also on the list, and each of those offensive linemen have been inactive in previous weeks. Cornerback Deandre Baker is the other player who is inactive in Week 7.
As for the Titans, the list includes cornerback Chris Jackson, safety Armani Hooker, linebacker Monty Rice, tackle Taylor Lewan, wideout Chester Rogers, defensive Amani Bledsoe, and linebacker John Simon.
Yeah that’s a tough sell against Patrick Mahomes.