Coming into Week 16, the rosters for both the Kansas City Chiefs and Pittsburgh Steelers have been decimated by COVID-19, and a solid set of starters could be put together by K.C. along with the players who have been affected. In this important Week 16 matchup, the coronavirus is going to play a major part in the story that unfolds one way or the other.
In sum total, the Chiefs have had 18 players affected by COVID-19 and placed on the team’s reserve list in the last two weeks. Some of those have been able to return to practice in recent days, but the Chiefs are still likely going to see a dozen or so players out of this game from both sides of the ball. It’s also possible that both specialists—kicker and punter—will miss this game as well.
Can the Steelers take advantage? Can the Chiefs overcome the challenges before them? This is going to be a very, very interesting game.
Chiefs Injury Report vs Pittsburgh Steelers Week 16
The Chiefs are facing big questions heading into game day. Will they be without Travis Kelce and Tyreek Hill on offense? Will they prove to be too thin at various positions like tight end or cornerback or linebacker? What about right tackle where every starting option is out on the COVID list and Andrew Wylie has been hurt?
Pat Freiermuth injury update
The Steelers offense is already limited with the weaker arm strength of Big Ben at this stage in his career and the loss of JuJu Smith-Schuster back in Week 5 didn’t help. However, tight end Pat Freiermuth, who was the second-round pick in this year’s draft, has been a red zone outlet with seven TDs in his rookie campaign. Unfortunately, he suffered a head injury last week that still has him in concussion protocol, meaning the Steelers won’t have him as a go-to outlet to keep up with Patrick Mahomes and company.
Chiefs vs Steelers Odds, Spread, Over/Under & Betting Pick Week 16
WynnBET’s Week 16 NFL odds have the Chiefs favored by 8.5 points which feels like an insane spread knowing that, as of the present moment, bettors have no idea if stars like Tyreek Hill or Travis Kelce are playing or not for the Chiefs. The offense might roll through second-tier options like Clyde Edwards-Helaire, Byron Pringle, and Demarcus Robinson, but the Chiefs are viewed that much better. We’ll see how things play out at Arrowhead.
What Channel is the Chiefs Game On Week 16
The Chiefs game today will be broadcast on NBC at 3:25 p.m. C.T. from Arrowhead Stadium.
Chiefs vs Raiders Live Stream
Today’s Chiefs game can be streamed live on Fubo TV.
Chiefs Next Game and Schedule
There are only two more games left on the schedule and everything will be determined in this three-week stretch. Will the Chiefs have a sixth straight division title? Will they get a first-round bye? It all runs through these games.
Week 17: @ Cincinnati Bengals
Week 18: @ Denver Broncos