The Kansas City Chiefs offense has been on fire, but as good as it has been, the defense has been just as awful. While the Chiefs offense leads the league in points scored and is No. 1 in DVOA, their defense is No. 29 in points allowed and No. 32 in DVOA. A shootout this weekend is very possible.
The Chiefs defense is dealing with some notable injuries this week. Eric Berry missed the first two weeks of the season, and remains a question mark for Week 3. He is recovering from a heel injury that has left him listed as doubtful the past two weeks. He did not practice on Wednesday. That Thursday practice could be the difference-maker on if he is active this Sunday.
Meanwhile, defensive end Chris Jones is dealing with a groin injury suffered last weekend. He did not take part in practice on Wednesday. Chiefs head coach Andy Reid described it as a slight groin strain, so if he can get back to practice on Thursday, it would probably bode well for his playing chances. But if he is not 100 percent, that is a boost for the 49ers offensive line.
If I was a betting man, I would be taking the over on this game.
Fooch’s update: Here’s the Chiefs full practice participation report for Wednesday
DNP: S Eric Berry (heel), DE Chris Jones (groin)
Limited: LB Ben Niemann (hamstring)
Full: G Cameron Erving (knee), CB Kendall Fuller (hand), DE Jarvis Jenkins (elbow), LB Reggie Ragland (shoulder, knee)