Injuries piling up for the Chiefs

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The Chiefs have some injury issues at the moment, including one that’s possibly quite concerning.

The team announced that wide receiver Sammy Watkins (hamstring), defensive tackle Xavier Williams (ankle), and linebacker Anthony Hitchens (groin) are out for the rest of the game. Defensive end Chris Jones (groin) just joined that list.

While none of that’s good news, they’re also watching quarterback Patrick Mahomes, who has limped a bit after getting his left ankle rolled up on in the first half.

Mahomes came back with a significant tape job, similar to the one he had in Week One.

He’s continued to play, so it’s not an acute problem at this point.

But they’re trailing 13-10 midway through the third quarter, and Mahomes nearly threw an interception to Colts linebacker Bobby Okereke (it was overturned on a replay that may or may not have been “clear and obvious” because who knows anymore?).

21 responses to “Injuries piling up for the Chiefs

  1. What a terrible overturn on that Int, terrible. These refs have convinced me they flip a coin on these things, no other explanation

  2. After watching this game I’m convinced that if the Chiefs didn’t have Mahomes they’d be lucky to win two games. Their defense is terrible and his offensive line is getting him killed. He’ll be lucky to finish this game.

  3. That cleat Mahomes took to his ankle later was bad, he’s gotta be done for the game if not longer

  4. Mahomes has nothing but backups to throw to. His wr’s are out. His te is out. His oline has starters missing. Mahomes is surrounded with backups. No weapons at all. And hes injured. Game over.

  5. xxsweepthelegxx says:
    October 6, 2019 at 10:43 pm
    What a terrible overturn on that Int, terrible. These refs have convinced me they flip a coin on these things, no other explanation
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    There isn’t an NFL ref in the league that’s going to be the one to give the NFL’s new Golden Boy his first INT if they can avoid it in ANY way! There was NO WAY that they had inconclusive evidence to overturn that pick, there wasn’t one view were it clearly showed the ball hit the ground!

  6. It’s not the injuries, it’s the poor coaching. Great coaches and general management know the importance of having roster depth. This is why Belichick is potentially the greatest coach in NFL history. Defensive minded coaches are the best, hands down.

  7. FootballSeasonRules says:
    October 6, 2019 at 11:49 pm
    It’s not the injuries, it’s the poor coaching. Great coaches and general management know the importance of having roster depth. This is why Belichick is potentially the greatest coach in NFL history. Defensive minded coaches are the best, hands down.
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    Clearly Flores didn’t get that memo!

  8. jjfootball says:
    October 6, 2019 at 10:56 pm
    Looks like the refs are trying to win it for the chiefs anyway
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    Penalties were more than double against the Chiefs. What game are you watching?

  9. Too early to project. The Patriots have a stratch of 6 games starting in 3 or so weeks that is brutal. Any team can rack up injuries quite rapidly. KC may get healthy as New England begins to deteriorate.

    And there are other teams evolving. Houston looks good. Buffalo looks good. Jacksonville may catch fire under Minshew and a healthy Fourette. And then if Cleveland’s playmakers can stay healthy– or healthier than the “field.”

    The AFC may be wide open.

  10. The injuries are adding up for both NE and KC at key positions. We will see how they both adjust down the stretch.

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