The Kansas City Chiefs will enter their Sunday home Divisional Playoff game against the Pittsburgh Steelers as a very healthy team and that’s not overly surprising being as they had a first-round bye last weekend due to them being the No. 2 seed in the AFC.
After being limited on Wednesday, the Chiefs injury report now shows that outside linebackers Tamba Hali (knee) and Justin Houston (knee) both practiced fully on Thursday. Houston was the bigger question mark of the two players as he hasn’t played since Week 15 due to knee swelling.
Houston and Hali will more than likely rotate opposite fellow outside linebacker Dee Ford in Sunday’s game against the Steelers. During the regular season, Ford, Houston and Hali combined to register 17.5 sacks. Ford, however, was responsible for 10 of them.
The only other two players listed on the Chiefs injury report, safety Eric Berry (achilles) and running back Spencer Ware (rib), both practiced fully once again on Thursday. Ware missed the Chiefs regular season finale with a rib injury and is expected to play Sunday against the Steelers.
The Steelers offense will more than likely try to run early and often against the Chiefs 26th ranked rushing defense and especially being as weather forecast are still calling for freezing rain Sunday at Arrowhead Stadium in Kansas City.