The Kansas City Chiefs are not going to be playing many starters. The inactives for the game against the San Diego Chargers are out and the Chiefs have a Pro Bowl-worthy list of players not dressing today:
The inactives: QB Alex Smith, RB Jamaal Charles, WR Dwayne Bowe, OLB Tamba Hali, LB Derrick Johnson, OT Branden Albert and DT Dontari Poe.
If you're counting, those are all starters and half of them were just selected for the Pro Bowl. Another one, DJ, should've been selected. In the seven years we've been covering the Chiefs, this is the most talented inactive list I have ever seen.
Because of this, we won't blame you if you decide to do something else this afternoon during the game.
Here are the starting line-up changes today:
Well, Eric Fisher will start today. So will Anthony Sherman. So there’s that. #Chiefs— Terez A. Paylor (@TerezPaylor) December 29, 2013
The reason the Chiefs are sitting all these guys, if you didn't know, is because they are locked into the No. 5 seed in the playoffs. They can't move up or down. So this game is meaningless for them. But it's very meaningful for other teams like the Chargers and Steelers whose playoff hopes rest on the Chiefs.
And for the Chargers inactives...