The Chiefs activated Chad Henne today in preparation for the possible need of a backup on Sunday in the case that Patrick Mahomes sits one Moore week. Yes, whenever possible the “Moore” puns the better. I believe Matt Moore should be the backup going forward when Mahomes returns as the starter, but this move means to me that the Chiefs will likely carry three quarterbacks the rest of the season as a precaution. Mahomes will go through a warm-up Sunday morning before the game to see if he can go in this game, we all know he will want to play but the Chiefs are prepared if he can’t.
The Chiefs also brought Joey Ivie back to the 53-man roster to provide depth to a beaten-up defensive line rotation. Ivie had some good moments in the preseason and flashed some power and burst that could help him make an impact on the field if he sees it. Injuries have been the narrative of this season so far, but they are looking to get healthy over the next few weeks and into the bye week. Here’s a little reminder of Ivie, and yes I know I messed the first clip up, it’s not a swim move but a rip underneath.
Interesting stat I found when researching the Vikings: They total 61 penalties on the season which is only four more than the Chiefs but 12 less than the Cardinals, who have the most. What is the most common penalty the Vikings have called on them? Offensive holding with 15 on the season. This could play a factor in this game, especially if either or both of Jones and Clark are able to go this week.
I think the Chiefs are going to pile up yards through the air, no matter who is under center but this feels like a week that Sammy Watkins has a chance to break out with all of the Chiefs receivers healthy. I predict he goes over 100 receiving yards on the day and has a touchdown or two. What are your individual predictions for the game?