The Kansas City Chiefs came back to beat the Tennessee Titans in the AFC Championship Game on Sunday, and they will now travel to Miami to face off against the San Francisco 49ers in Super Bowl 54. Head coach Andy Reid met with the media on Monday and had good news for the team heading into the Super Bowl bye week.
Andy Reid has NO injuries to report, which is ideal.— BJ Kissel (@ChiefsReporter) January 20, 2020
The Chiefs entered the game in relatively good shape on the injury report, but defensive tackle Chris Jones was listed as questionable. He suffered a calf injury in practice during the lead up to the Divisional round and was inactive against the Texans. He ended up active for the AFC Championship Game, but played a somewhat limited role.
Jones did not start the game, and finished playing 42 percent of defensive snaps. By comparison, in the final three games of the regular season, he played in 79 percent, 67 percent, and 81 percent of defensive snaps. He was limited and the two weeks between now and Super Bowl 54 will be big for him.
Other than Jones, the Chiefs injury report heading into the AFC Championship Game was fairly light. Tight end Travis Kelce has been limited with a knee injury, but is showing on game day that it’s not a significant problem. Running back LeSean McCoy and quarterback Matt Moore were both inactive after coming down with illnesses. Both are deep depth at this point and could end up inactive on Super Bowl Sunday even if 100 percent healthy.
The Chiefs had six players they listed as full participants all week long. That group included CB Morris Claiborne (shoulder), CB Kendall Fuller (knee), DE Tanoh Kpassagnon (neck), C Austin Reiter (wrist), DT Khalen Saunders (knee), and G Andrew Wylie (ankle). Claiborne and Wylie were both inactive for the game, but they’ve been inactive fairly regularly of late.