Chiefs vs Steelers Wednesday Injury Report

KANSAS CITY CHIEFS
Practice Report
Wednesday Practice Not Complete
PITTSBURGH STEELERS
Practice Report
DID NOT PARTICIPATE IN PRACTICE
Wednesday CB William Gay (not injury related), DT Steve McLendon (not injury related), TE Heath Miller (not injury related), S Michael Mitchell (groin), S Troy Polamalu (knee), QB Ben Roethlisberger (not injury related), TE Matt Spaeth (elbow)
LIMITED PARTICIPATION IN PRACTICE
Wednesday C Maurkice Pouncey (ankle), CB Ivan Taylor (shoulder, forearm)
FULL PARTICIPATION IN PRACTICE
Wednesday T Marcus Gilbert (ankle), LB James Harrison (knee)

Raiders vs Chiefs NFL Week 15 Inactives

Raiders: QB Matt McGloin, WR Denarius Moore, LB Sio Moore, OL Tony Bergstrom, OL Menelik Watson, TE Brian Leonhardt, DT Stacy McGee.

Chiefs: QB Aaron Murray, WR Donnie Avery, CB Phillip Gaines, C Eric Kush, OL Laurent Duvernay-Tardif, TE Richard Gordon, DE Allen Bailey.

Video: CBS NFL Week 15 Preview – Raiders vs Chiefs

Pete Prisco and Pat Kirwan preview the NFL Week 15 matchup between the Oakland Raiders and Kansas City Chiefs.

Raiders at Chiefs NFL Week 15 Game Capsule

OAKLAND RAIDERS (2-11) AT KANSAS CITY CHIEFS (7-6)

SERIES

RAIDERS CHIEFS
SERIES LEADER 55-51-2
STREAKS 4 of past 6  
COACHES VS. OPP. Sparano: 3-0 Reid: 3-3
LAST WEEK W 24-13 vs. 49ers L 17-14 at Cardinals
LAST GAME 11/20/14: Chiefs 20 at Raiders 24. Oakland RB Latavius Murray rushes for 112 yards on 4 carries (28.0 avg.) & 2 TDs, including 90-yarder. Raiders WR James Jones catches GW-TD.
LAST GAME AT SITE 10/13/13: Chiefs 24, Raiders 7. Kansas City RB Jamaal Charles totals 128 scrimmage yards (78 rushing, 50 receiving) with 2 rushing TDs. Chiefs S Husain Abdullah has 44-yard INT-TD.
BROADCAST CBS (12:00 PM CT): Spero Dedes, Solomon Wilcots. SIRIUS: 140 (Oak.), 117 (KC). XM: 232 (KC).

STATS

PASSING Carr (R): 286-473-2676-17-11-78.3
  1. Smith: 254-389-2657-16-6-92.2
RUSHING McFadden: 140-454-3.2-2 Charles: 172-898-5.2-9 (T1L)
RECEIVING
  1. Jones: 62-589-9.5-4
Kelce (TE): 51-688-13.5-4
OFFENSE 283.8 318.0
TAKE/GIVE -16 -5
DEFENSE 350.8 335.8
SACKS 4 tied: 3 Houston: 16 (T1L)
INTs Woodson: 3 4 tied: 1
PUNTING King: 45.4 Colquitt: 44.5
KICKING Janikowski: 62 (23/23 PAT; 13/15 FG) Santos (R): 81 (33/33 PAT; 16/18 FG)

NOTES

RAIDERS: QB DEREK CARR (Round 2, No. 36 overall) leads NFL rookies in passing yards (2,676) & TDs (17), both club rookie records. Posted 254 pass yards with 3 TDs vs. 0 INTs for career-high 140.2 passer rating last week…RB LATAVIUS MURRAY led team with 76 rush yards last week & has 188 in past 2. In past 4 vs. KC, RB DARREN

MC FADDEN has 403 scrimmage yards (305 rush, 98 rec.), incl. 2 100-yard rushing games…WR JAMES JONES leads team in catches (62) & rec. yards (589). TE MYCHAL RIVERA led team with career-high 109 rec. yards on 7 catches (tied for career-best) with TD last week vs. 49ers. Needs TD catch to eclipse career-high 4 in 2013…Rookie LB KHALIL MACK (No. 5 overall) had career-high 2 sacks last week & has 3 sacks in past 4. DT ANTONIO SMITH has 3 sacks in past 4, incl. 2 vs SF. S CHARLES WOODSON had 59th career INT last week, surpassing HOFer EMMITT THOMAS (58) for No. 11 all-time. DE BENSON MAYOWA posted 1st career sack last week…CHIEFS: In past 11, QB ALEX SMITH has 2,200 pass yards & 15 TDs vs. 3 INTs with 99.3 rating, incl. 4 games with 100+ rating. Smith’s teams are 21-1-1 (.934) when he starts & has 100+ rating. Passed for 293 yards last week & reached 20,000 career (20,250)…In past 3 meetings, RB JAMAAL CHARLES has 465 scrimmage yards (178 rush, 287 rec.) & 8 total TDs (3 rush, 5 rec.). Has 14 TDs in past 10 overall (9 rush, 5 rec.). Averages 5.5 yards/att. for career, highest of any NFL RB in history (min. 750 att.)…WR DWAYNE BOWE has 6,999 career rec. yards & needs 1 to join TONY GONZALEZ (10,940) & OTIS TAYLOR (7,306) as only Chiefs to reach 7,000 career. TE TRAVIS KELCE led team with career-high 110 rec. yards on 7 catches last week. Ranks 3rd among AFC TEs with 688 rec. yards & needs 12 to join Gonzalez & WALTER WHITE as only Chiefs TEs with 700-yard receiving season…LB JUSTIN HOUSTON has 14 sacks & 3 FF in past 11. Tied for NFL lead in sacks (16) & joins HOFer DERRICK THOMAS, JARED ALLEN & NEIL SMITH as only KC players with 15+ sacks in season.

Raiders vs Chiefs Wednesday Injury Report

OAKLAND RAIDERS
Practice Report
Wednesday Practice Not Complete
KANSAS CITY CHIEFS
Practice Report
DID NOT PARTICIPATE IN PRACTICE
Wednesday DE Allen Bailey (concussion), RB Jamaal Charles (knee, ankle), TE Anthony Fasano (knee), LB Tamba Hali (knee)
LIMITED PARTICIPATION IN PRACTICE
Wednesday WR Donnie Avery (groin), CB Phillip Gaines (concussion), LB Joe Mays (knee)
FULL PARTICIPATION IN PRACTICE
Wednesday S Husain Abdullah (foot), WR Junior Hemingway (concussion), LB James-Michael Johnson (back, knee), CB Christopher Owens (knee), CB Sean Smith (groin)

Chiefs Playoffs Hopes Take Huge Hit in 17-14 Loss To Cardinals

The Chiefs couldn’t stop an unknown running back Sunday, and because of it they may have just played themselves out of the playoff race in the AFC.

Despite two TD’s from Jammal Charles, the Chiefs couldn’t hold Cardinals back Kerwynn Williams in check, and lost in Arizona 17-14 in a game they had to have.

Williams, a seventh-round draft pick of Indianapolis in 2013, revved up what has been a sluggish Arizona running game.

He carried 19 times, averaging 5.3 yards per carry. The Cardinals had rushed for 99 yards in the last two games combined. They got 141 on Sunday.

He outgained Chiefs back Charles, who had a 63-yard touchdown on Kansas City’s third play from scrimmage. He went to the locker room after turning his ankle in the second quarter, but returned quickly to turn a short catch into an 18-yard touchdown that put the Chiefs up 14-6 at halftime.

The Chiefs (7-6) were one of the NFL’s hottest teams just a few weeks ago on the heels of a five-game winning streak. A tough-to-take loss to winless Oakland set Kansas City back and last week’s loss to Denver knocked the Chiefs out of the AFC West race, clinging to wild-card hopes.

The Chiefs defense held its ground against Arizona in the first half, holding Arizona to a pair of field goals by Chandler Catanzaro, who also sent a 36-yarder off the upright to close out the first half.

After struggling early, Cards QB Drew Stanton started to find a rhythm late in the third quarter.

He hit Michael Floyd on a 45-yard pass to set up Catanzaro’s third field goal, then found Jaron Brown for a 26-yard touchdown that put Arizona up 17-14 in the fourth quarter.

Worse for the Chiefs on the Brown touchdown was what came right before. Tight end Anthony Fasano hauled in what appeared to be a 19-yard touchdown, but was called for offensive pass interference.

On the next play, Alex Smith threw a wobbly pass that Alex Okafor intercepted and returned 26 yards to Kansas City’s 42-yard line.

“Quite a swing on two plays,” said Smith, who threw for 293 yards and a touchdown on 26-of-39 passing.

Kansas City crossed midfield late in the fourth quarter, only to turn it over again, this time on a disputed play.

Chiefs tight end Travis Kelce was originally credited with a 19-yard catch, but the officials ruled after review that he fumbled after being stripped by Deone Bucannon and Arizona’s Justin Bethel recovered.

“Shocked. Either way it is a huge play in the game,” Kelce said. “It is my job to not even give doubt or put my team in that position.”

Catanzaro missed a 39-yard field goal on the ensuing drive to give the Chiefs a final chance, but they turned it over on downs to put the playoffs that much further away.

Chiefs at Cardinals Thursday Injury Report

KANSAS CITY CHIEFS
Practice Report
Thursday Practice Not Complete
DID NOT PARTICIPATE IN PRACTICE
Wednesday DE Allen Bailey (concussion), WR Junior Hemingway (concussion), G Mike McGlynn (quadricep)
LIMITED PARTICIPATION IN PRACTICE
Wednesday WR Donnie Avery (groin), TE Anthony Fasano (knee), LB Tamba Hali (knee)
FULL PARTICIPATION IN PRACTICE
Wednesday RB Jamaal Charles (knee), P Dustin Colquitt (right calf), CB Jamell Fleming (hamstring), LB Dee Ford (quadricep), LB James-Michael Johnson (back, knee), LB Joshua Mauga (back), CB Christopher Owens (knee), CB Sean Smith (groin)
ARIZONA CARDINALS
Practice Report
OUT (DEFINITELY WILL NOT PLAY)
Wednesday S Tyrann Mathieu (thumb)
Thursday S Tyrann Mathieu (thumb)
DID NOT PARTICIPATE IN PRACTICE
Wednesday RB Andre Ellington (hip, foot), G Paul Fanaika (ankle), DT Ed Stinson (toe), T Jared Veldheer (ankle)
Thursday RB Andre Ellington (hip, foot), G Paul Fanaika (ankle), LB Larry Foote (foot), DT Ed Stinson (toe)
LIMITED PARTICIPATION IN PRACTICE
Wednesday LB Lorenzo Alexander (knee), LB Kenny Demens (hamstring), WR Larry Fitzgerald (knee)
Thursday LB Lorenzo Alexander (knee), WR Larry Fitzgerald (knee), T Jared Veldheer (ankle)
FULL PARTICIPATION IN PRACTICE
Thursday LB Kenny Demens (hamstring)

Chiefs at Cardinals NFL Week 14 Capsule

KANSAS CITY CHIEFS (7-5) AT ARIZONA CARDINALS (9-3)

SERIES

CHIEFS CARDINALS
SERIES LEADER 8-2-1
STREAKS Past 3
COACHES VS. OPP. Reid: 5-7 Arians: 0-0
LAST WEEK L 29-16 vs. Broncos L 29-18 at Falcons
LAST GAME 11/21/10: Cardinals 13 at Chiefs 31. Kansas City WR Dwayne Bowe catches 6 passes for 109 yards & 2 TDs. Chiefs RB Thomas Jones rushes for 71 yards & 2 TDs.
LAST GAME AT SITE 10/8/06: Chiefs 23, Cardinals 20. Kansas City QB Damon Huard throws for 288 yards & 2 TDs. Chiefs RB Larry Johnson catches 6 passes for 106 yards & TD & rushes for 36 yards.
BROADCAST CBS (2:05 PM MT): Greg Gumbel, Trent Green, Evan Washburn (Field reporter). Westwood One: Tom McCarthy, Mark Malone. SIRIUS: 137 (KC), 119 (Ari.). XM: 229 (Ari.).

STATS

PASSING
  1. Smith: 228-350-2364-15-5-92.8
Stanton: 105-190-1363-6-5-77.6
RUSHING Charles: 162-807-5.0-8 (1C) Ellington: 201-660-3.3-3
RECEIVING Bowe: 46-569-12.4-0 Fitzgerald: 46-658-14.3-2
OFFENSE 312.0 321.9
TAKE/GIVE -3 +8 (3C)
DEFENSE 333.3 352.5
SACKS Houston: 14 (1L) Campbell, Okafor: 6
INTs 4 tied: 1 Johnson: 4 (T1C)
PUNTING Colquitt: 44.1
  1. Butler: 42.5
KICKING Santos (R): 79 (31/31 PAT; 16/18 FG) Catanzaro (R): 82 (25/25 PAT; 19/21 FG)

NOTES

CHIEFS: In past 10 overall, QB ALEX SMITH has 1,907 pass yards & 14 TDs vs. 2 INTs with 101.1 rating, incl. 4 games with 100+ rating. Smith’s teams are 21-1-1 (.934) when he starts & has 100+ rating. Needs 43 pass yards to reach 20,000 career…In only career meeting, RB JAMAAL CHARLES had 126 scrim. yards (88 rush, 38 rec.). Has 12 TDs in past 9 (8 rush, 4 rec.). Averages 5.5 yards/att. for career, highest of any NFL RB in history (min. 750 att.). RB KNILE DAVIS has rush TD in 3 of past 4 vs. NFC…WR DWAYNE BOWE has 6,970 career rec. yards & needs 30 to join TONY GONZALEZ (10,940) & OTIS TAYLOR (7,306) as only Chiefs to reach 7,000 career. TE ANTHONY FASANO has TD catch in 3 of past 4…LB JUSTIN HOUSTON has 12 sacks & 2 FF in past 10. Leads NFL with 14 sacks & needs 1 to join HOFer DERRICK THOMAS, JARED ALLEN & NEIL SMITH as only players in KC history with 15+ sacks in season… CARDINALS: Are 6-0 at home for 1st time since 1970. Have won 10 of past 11 at home…QB DREW STANTON has 101.8 rating at home (3 games) & has won both starts…RB ANDRE ELLINGTON has 542 scrimmage yards (135.5 per game) & 2 TDs in past 4 vs. AFC. Has 1,055 scrimmage yards & joined OTTIS ANDERSON (1979-80) as only Cards with 1,000+ yards in each of 1st 2 seasons…WR LARRY FITZGERALD aims for 3rd in row vs. KC with TD. Had 6 catches for 90 yards & TD in last meeting. Has catch in 159 games in row, longest active streak in NFL. Since entering NFL in 2004, leads NFL with 98 rec. TDs (incl. playoffs). In past 6 vs. AFC, WR MICHAEL FLOYD has 3 100-yard games & 2 games with TD. Rookie WR JOHN BROWN has 5 TDs in 1st 6 home games. Has 4 come-from-behind GW TDs, incl. 3 in 4th Q… S RASHAD JOHNSON had 88-yard INT-TD last week. Ties for NFL lead with 2 INT-TDs. Since 2011, CB PATRICK PETERSON is only player in NFL with 10+ INTs (14) & 5+ return TDs (5). CB ANTONIO CROMARTIE has 2 INTs & FR-TD in past 3 at home. DE CALAIS CAMPBELL has 10.5 sacks in past 16 at home. Has 5 sacks & FF in past 4.

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