Broncos vs Chiefs inactives: Who is sitting in Week 6 for K.C.?

Let's take a look at the lists of inactive players in this AFC West showdown.
Kansas City Chiefs v Denver Broncos
Kansas City Chiefs v Denver Broncos / Justin Edmonds/GettyImages

The Kansas City Chiefs are hosting the Denver Broncos to kick off Week 6 in the NFL on primetime with a Thursday Night Football showing and it's the first divisional matchup of the year for the first-place team.

So far, the Chiefs have played a couple of non-conference opponents along with some AFC hopefuls but now they will begin their trek through the AFC West gauntlet (if you can call it that) in earnest with their next three games all set to come against division rivals.

Let's take a look at the lists of inactive players in this AFC West showdown.

On the surface, this game feels like a total mismatch with the 4-1 Chiefs hosting the 1-4 Broncos, but it's an important one for both. If the Chiefs can win at home here along with their next two games against the Chargers and Broncos (yes, again), they can make quick work of another conference title for all intents and purposes. For the Broncos, the idea of playing K.C. twice in the next three games shows just how desperate they are for a reversal of fortune.

Both sides are dealing with significant or notable injury concerns although that won't keep some of those players from playing. While the Chiefs get linebacker Nick Bolton back after three weeks missed due to injury, they're also nursing injuries to tight end Travis Kelce, pass rusher George Karlaftis, and punter Tommy Townsend. All three came into Week 6 as questionable.

For the Broncos, defenisve end Frank Clark is out as is defensive tackle D.J. Jones and linebacker Baron Browning. The latter is an especially tough loss to overcome given that Browning already has 5 sacks on the year for a defense that's played horribly to start the season.

Chiefs inactive players for Week 6

  • Mike Caliendo, OL
  • Keondre Coburn, DL
  • Neil Farrell, DL
  • Nic Jones, DB
  • B.J. Thompson, DL

Broncos inactive players for Week 6

  • Nate Adkins, TE
  • Baron Browning, LB
  • Frank Clark, DL
  • Alex Forsyth, OL
  • Elijah Garcia, DL
  • Thomas Incoom, LB
  • D.J. Jones, DL
  • Jordan Skinner, S