Locked on Chiefs – Derrick Johnson’s injury, stopping Titans

Sitting Pretty on top of AFC West

Other than a huge injury to KC’s defense the weekend couldn’t have gone much better for the Chiefs. KC is now in complete control of their own destiny, and the rest of the division lost. Denver’s loss to Tennessee is a huge blow to their playoff chances and sets Tennessee up for another must win game in Arrowhead this Sunday. While the Titans record isn’t great they have a very good team and will really test Kansas City this week on the ground.

Chiefs have big hole to fill without Johnson

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The loss of Derrick Johnson will be very difficult for the Chiefs to overcome. He is their best run defender and was responsible for getting the plays called in from the sideline and making sure everyone was aligned properly. Derrick had his surgery on Saturday and is now getting ready to start his rehab. Reid has said he wants him around and DJ has said he wants to help the team get a ring in any way possible. Seeing DJ up in the booth is probably going to be something that will be happening over the next couple of weeks. DJ will take the young guys in and work with them the best he can but they have huge shoes to fill.
Kansas City has a tough test this week with the Titans coming to town. While their record isn’t great they can really run the ball and could give them fits if the Chiefs can’t get their run defense figured out sooner rather than later.

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