Kansas City, MO— Not only did the Kansas City Chiefs lose their second straight game after starting off the season 9-0, in a 41-38 shootout with the San Diego Chargers.
But they also had two of the biggest pieces to the puzzle fall in the first half. Tamba Hali (ankle) and Justin Houston (elbow) suffered injuries in the first half and did not return.
Tamba Hali suffered an ankle injury and was on two crutches the remainder of the day yesterday. But after a positive MRI this morning, Hali is down to just one crunch and looks hopeful to get back on the field.
Justin Houston suffered an injury to his elbow and was also expected to get an MRI today. Due to the swelling his in elbow, an MRI was postponed to either tomorrow or Wednesday.
The Chiefs who struggled to bring down Phillip Rivers in the loss remain hopeful their two defensive cornerstones will return in time to make a playoff push at the end of the year.
Kansas City remains 9-2 on the year and sit second in their division behind the Denver Broncos (9-2). Chiefs have a chance to make things interesting starting this week with the Denver Broncos at home in a contest that has division and home-field advantage implications.
They hope to get one of their pass rushers before their showdown with Peyton Manning, in Hali. Chiefs still remain uncertain on when they will get Houston back. With a combined 20 sacks between the two, it is clear this Chiefs defense needs their linebackers if they have any hope of winning the division.
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