Things have seemed to go the Kansas City Chiefs way this year and they might be getting another break. Seattle Seahawks WR Mike Williams has an "unusual" foot strain, according to head coach Pete Carroll, and his status for Sunday's game against the Chiefs is in the air.
"Mike has a foot strain, and they're just waiting to see how it responds to treatment," Carroll said Tuesday. "He's hopeful. Everybody's hopeful it's going to be all right. We just have to see how he tolerates it.
Suffice to say, losing Williams would be a significant blow to the Seahawks. He's far and away their leading receiver with 52 receptions for 654 yards. The next leading receiver (as pointed out by reader kc571) on the Seahawks has 25 receptions for 265 yards. Clearly Williams is a key piece for Seattle. He has 17 catches for 254 yards in the last two games.
As we've talked about before, the Chiefs (like most defenses) aim to make the opponent one-dimensional and losing Williams would help KC in that regard. I'm also failing to see, even with Williams, where the Seahawks offense can really hurt the Chiefs.
The Denver Broncos game taught us stats don't always mean much but KC's advantage seems to grow in this one.