Chiefs an excellent wager to enhance on 5-5 ‘mini-bye’ document


Kansas Metropolis Chiefs head coach Andy Reid has had nice success after bye weeks, profitable 20 of 23 video games, however when the Chiefs have “mini byes,” a pair additional days off following a Thursday night time recreation, they’re solely 5-5 since Reid took over in 2013. 

The Chiefs have an excellent probability to climb above .500 in these video games on Sunday once they play on the winless Indianapolis Colts (0-1-1), who’re coming off a 24-Zero loss to Jacksonville. On Thursday night time in Week 2, Kansas Metropolis (2-0) edged the Chargers, 27-24.

The Chiefs protection, tasked with stopping Colts do-it-all again Jonathan Taylor, will probably be shorthanded. Earlier this week, beginning linebacker Willie Homosexual Jr. was suspended for 4 video games for his arrest in January on a cost of misdemeanor property injury.

“Subsequent man up. That is type of the mindset we have now proper now,” fellow linebacker Nick Bolton stated throughout a information convention Wednesday. 

Taylor led the NFL in dashing yards final season with 1,811 and scored 20 touchdowns. He additionally caught 40 passes for 360 yards.

“When the ball is in his fingers, he can get north and south fast, and in a rush, and break tackles within the second and third ranges,” Bolton stated of Taylor. “So, we’ve bought to make it possible for we set a entrance with our seven guys and assault the hip and ensure we make tackles in area.”

The Chiefs, a 5.5-point favourite, additionally positioned cornerback Trent McDuffie on injured reserve after Week 1. It isn’t splendid to be lacking two starters this early within the season, however with a tame opponent, it could not matter.

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