It was going to be hard for the Chiefs to slow down the Falcons anyway.
But it will be much harder without three of their top defensive players.
Pass-rusher Tampa Hali is suspended today, but they made cornerback Brandon Flowers and free safety Kendrick Lewis inactive as well.
Flowers was listed as questionable with a foot injury this week, and was limited in practice. Lewis was doubtful with a shoulder problem.
That creates the opportunity for, if not expectation of big days for Matt Ryan, Julio Jones and Roddy White.