When the Kansas City Chiefs travel to Indianapolis to take on the Colts on Sunday, they will be facing a team with injuries up and down the roster, according to the Tribune-Star.
Sitting out Monday’s practice were wide receivers Pierre Garcon (hamstring), Austin Collie (heel) and Anthony Gonzalez (ankle); safeties Melvin Bullitt (shoulder), Antoine Bethea (undisclosed) and Bob Sanders (biceps); running backs Addai (knee), Donald Brown (hamstring) and Devin Moore (shoulder); offensive tackle Charlie Johnson (foot); and offensive guard Jamey Richard (shoulder).
We saw last week that as long as the Colts have Peyton Manning, Reggie Wayne and Dallas Clark, the offense can put up big time numbers. Maybe if Garcon is out again and Collie is banged up, the Chiefs defense will have a chance to double Wayne and try to get physical with Clark at the line in hopes of at least slowing the Indy train down a little.
The best way to prevent Manning from scoring is to keep the ball out of his hands and that’s where the Chiefs offense needs to step up. No need to over think things on that side of the ball. Thomas Jones and Jamaal Charles both need to get the ball upwards of 20 times each, which would represent an increase for both backs and the team as a whole.
Grind, grind, grind on the ground, pick your spots carefully in the passing game and don’t settle for field goals when you get into the red zone.