The New York Jets have ten, count 'em, ten players listed on their injury report so far this week. And only two of those players participated fully in practice on Wednesday, meaning they'll almost assuredly play against the Kansas City Chiefs on Sunday.
|K Mike Nugent (right thigh)||WR Laveranues Coles (head, thigh)||TE Chris Baker (back)||DT Kris Jenkins (back)|
|TE Bubba Franks (hip)||WR Jerricho Cotchery (shoulder)||LB Calvin Pace (foot)|
|T Damien Woody (calf)||G Brandon Moore (foot)|
|S Eric Smith (head)|
WR Coles actually has a concussion, as does safety Eric Smith. When asked about the injury, Coles said, "Unless any of y'all are going to fork over some cash, don't ask me no more damn questions about it. Talk to Eric and talk to the doctors."
The Chiefs only real injury is the strained groin of punter Dustin Colquitt, which is why the Chiefs signed punter Steve Weatherford earlier this week. Donnie Edwards will be back this week after dealing with an ankle injury.
The Jet's injuries, although unfortunate, do give a decent advantage to the Kansas City Chiefs. With their leading receiver Coles out of the lineup, the Chiefs young secondary may catch a break this week after literally watching the Carolina wide receiving corp run right through them in Week 5. The Titans didn't need to pass last week since they racked up 332 yards rushing the ball.
Even with the injuries, I'm stuck with the feeling that Brett Favre is going to shred the Chiefs' secondary.