Chiefs news for 31 October 2020
Breshad Perriman was ruled out Friday with a concussion and leading receiver Jamison Crowder suffered a setback with a nagging groin injury and was deemed unlikely to play. It’s “not looking great” for him, coach Adam Gase said of Crowder, who officially is doubtful. Listed as 19½-point underdogs — the largest spread of the season — the Jets will line up with rookie Denzel Mims, Braxton Berrios, Jeff Smith and Vyncint Smith as their top four wideouts. They have 59 career catches and three touchdowns between them.
Final injury report for Chiefs vs. Jets, Week 8 | ChiefsWire
|WR Sammy Watkins||Hamstring||DNP|
|RT Mitchell Schwartz||Back||DNP|
|DB Armani Watts||Illness||DNP|
|DT Chris Jones||Groin||LP|
|DE Taco Charlton||Knee||FP|
|OT Eric Fisher||Shoulder||FP|
|RB Darrel Williams||Shoulder||FP|
|DT Derrick Nnadi||Ankle||FP|
|C Austin Reiter||Knee||FP|
|WR Jamison Crowder||Groin||DNP||Doubtful|
|S Bradley McDougald||Shoulder||DNP||OUT|
|WR Breshad Perriman||Concussion||DNP||OUT|
|OL Conor McDermott||Illness||DNP||Questionable|
|K Sam Ficken||Groin||LP||Doubtful|
|LB Jordan Jenkins||Ribs/Shoulder||LP||Questionable|
|OL Josh Andrews||Shoulder||LP||Questionable|
|OL Mekhi Becton||Shoulder||FP||–|
|LB Blake Cashman||Hamstring||DNP||OUT|
|OL George Fant||Knee||FP||–|
|QB Sam Darnold||Shoulder||FP||–|
|RB Frank Gore||NIR/Hand||LP||Questionable|
|OL Alex Lewis||Shoulder||LP||–|
|TE Trevon Wesco||Hand||FP||–|
Kansas City Chiefs 34, New York Jets 11 After a few signs of life early against the Bills, Sam Darnold retreated. Whether it’s Darnold’s fault or Adam Gase’s, the third-year quarterback’s decision-making remains his biggest problem. Opposing coordinators are still making him see ghosts too often. It’s a matchup that plays beautifully to the Chiefs’ defensive strengths. Defensive coordinator Steve Spagnuolo loves cooking up blitzes and using Tyrann Mathieu to mess with the minds of young signal-callers. The return of underrated cornerback Bashaud Breeland to the Chiefs’ lineup makes this Kansas City defense dynamic, especially in the right matchup.
“I think when you look at him and his age and the things he’s accomplished already and, really, his ability to do the things he’s been able to prove that he can do, I see him obviously coming up to the top quickly,” said Montana. “I don’t think anything holds him back unless anyone forbid that anyone gets hurt. That’s the only thing that slows the guy down. I don’t think you can slow him down any other way. “As long as they keep adding weapons for him—and as they say, you can’t teach speed and they’ve got some speed on that team—he’s got a cannon so he can let it fly.”
The Chiefs’ defense has been better than you might think, especially through the air, and I don’t see Frank Gore singlehandedly putting up 30 on the KC defense. Start the Chiefs D/ST, which accounted for four turnovers and not one but two touchdowns of their own last week, perhaps unless you already have the Tampa Bay Buccaneers’ defense matching up against New York’s other disastrous offense.
Here’s the dice-roll: I’m buying the Le’Veon Bell revenge game, at least a little bit. Bell is returning to New York after being released by the Jets earlier this month. In Bell’s debut with the Chiefs last week, he took 17 snaps, 33% of the offense’s work, while Edwards-Helaire took 27 (53%) with at least one snap including both backs on the field together.
Kansas City Chiefs star Tyreek Hill, who has a strong case as the fastest player in the league, sadly doesn’t think we will ever get to see him have a moment like Metcalf did because Patrick Mahomes “never throws interceptions.”