After facing the season-opening blow against the Detroit Lions, the Kansas City Chiefs are proceeding to their back-to-back playoff run. With the top spot in the AFC West, they are the only second team besides the Philadelphia Eagles to hold a 6-1 record until week 7.
Meanwhile, the Denver Broncos are sitting in the last spot in the same division and hold a poor 2-5 record. The Chiefs are going to face off against the Broncos for the second time this season on Sunday, Oct. 29, at Empower Field at Mile High in Denver. Ahead of the game, both teams have updated their injury reports.
Chiefs injury report ahead of their NFL week 8 game vs Broncos
After dislocating his wrist while tackling the Los Angeles Chargers Keenan Allen, Chiefs starting linebacker Nick Bolton didn’t participate in practice and had been ruled out for the upcoming contest. On the defensive side of the ball this season, the veteran added 0 sacks, 0 tackles for loss, 28 tackles, 1 interception, and 1 pass defensed, as per Fox Sports.
Running back Jerick McKinnon (Groin), safety Mike Edwards (Elbow), and wide receiver Justin Watson (Elbow) had full participation in the practice, although their game status is still “unknown.”
Kicker Harrison Butker (illness) played all games for the Chiefs until week 7. He didn’t participate in practice on Wednesday but had full participation on Friday. The Chiefs special teams coordinator, Dave Toub, earlier said he expects Butker to be available in Sunday’s match.
Broncos injury report ahead of their NFL week 8 game vs Chiefs
After having limited participation on Thursday, Broncos wide receiver Brandon Johnson (hamstring) did not participate in practice on Friday. He has been labeled as questionable for the match against the Chiefs. After missing the practice on Wednesday, running back Dwayne Washington (knee) had full participation on Thursday and Friday.
Offensive linebacker Baron Browning (wrist) and safety Justin Simmons (hip) had full participation in the last two day’s practice, and their game status is unknown as of now. Left tackle Garrett Bolles (hip) had been downgraded to a limited participant on Thursday. However, he was back to being a full participant in Friday’s practice, but his game status is still unknown.
In the last five head-to-head bouts, the Chiefs have won against the Broncos five times. Which team do you think will win this time? Tell us in the comments.