Kansas City Chiefs head coach Andy Reid told reporters that barring any setbacks, tight end Travis Kelce and outside linebacker Justin Houston “should be good to go” Sunday when his team takes on the Pittsburgh Steelers. Both players were on the practice field on Friday.
Kelce suffered a concussion last Sunday against the Houston Texans and exited, but not before bringing down eight passes for 98 yards. Regarded as one of, if not the best tight end in the league, Kelce has been a mainstay in the offense and huge reason to why the offense under quarterback Alex Smith is having so much success in 2017-18. Kelce’s signature game thus far was a seven-catch, 111-yard performance on Monday Night Football against the Washington Redskins. He has 29 receptions for 353 yards and a pair of touchdowns on the year.
Houston had been dealing with calf spasms. He’s been an absolute wrecking ball through the early stages of the season, racking up 5.5 sacks and 22 total tackles for the undefeated Chiefs.
Kelce and Houston were just two players in a long list to go down during the Chiefs-Texans tilt on Sunday Night Football. Texans defenders J.J. Watt and Whitney Mercilus both suffered season-ending injuries while the Chiefs lost wide receiver Chris Conley for the year to an Achilles injury.
Kansas City remains the lone undefeated club in the NFL this season with a 5-0 record. The Chiefs are in prime position to improve to 6-0 as the surging franchise hosts the Steelers, who are off an embarrassing home loss to the Jacksonville Jaguars.