Things are going pretty well for the Kansas City Chiefs, who are the latest team to restrict the Denver Broncos’ offense from doing much.
But the team will be without two starters for the rest of the game. Dee Ford and Albert Wilson won’t return for the Chiefs, the team announced. Each missed games earlier this season due to injuries.
A back injury sidelined Ford earlier this season, and he appears to have re-aggravated that malady on Monday night. Ford missed two games because of that back problem, and this weakens a Chiefs pass rush that is already without Tamba Hali. With Hali on the physically unable to perform list for rest purposes, Frank Zombo would be in line to step in for Ford if he is to miss Sunday’s game against the Dallas Cowboys.
Ford broke out last season for 10 sacks after a mostly nondescript first two years to his NFL career. He has two this season and is expected to be the starter opposite Justin Houston even when Hali returns.
Wilson’s been a Chiefs contributor since the 2014 season and has become a key player on an offense that entered Monday night as the NFL’s No. 2 attack. The former undrafted free agent, though, now has a hamstring injury.
He missed a game earlier this month due to a knee ailment. The Chiefs suffered their first loss that day, against the Pittsburgh Steelers. Kansas City is already playing without rotational wideout Chris Conley, who is lost for the season with an Achilles tendon rupture, so some of its younger wide receivers will be called upon in a suddenly tight game.
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