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Chiefs vs. Chargers: The Closing Line

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Good morning! Gameday is upon us and it's time to see if our Chiefs can put games 1 and 2 behind them and put forth a strong effort this afternoon against the Chargers.

Certainly a win is a longshot, there's no denying that; but I think we all will be able to sleep a little easier if we see some inspired play on both sides of the ball. We know how we feel, but let's see what the folks in Vegas think about today's matchup and let's see the latest fantasy football inury reports.

In the Opening Line, we saw the line jump to 14.5 after it opened at 13 and the total was at 44.5. Since then though, while the line has moved slightly, it has settled in at +14 and the total is at 44. I think this is a surprise to many, including myself, because I thought much of the big money would have come in on San Diego's side and would drive the line much higher. Apparently a decent amount of money is coming in on our side to knock it back down to 14. It comes down to whether or not you think we have it in us to stay within 2 TDs. I am just very unsure about this game. If we were playing against a more consistent team I would be on the other side. Strangely, I do think we can stay in this game and I will not be playing it today. If I were forced to, I would select SD and the over. That's just thinking with my head and not my heart. Since I won't be playing it, I would gladly be wrong on that one.

Fantasy Football Injury Update (List Clipped from ESPN)

Quarterbacks Ruled out before Sunday:  WR Marques Colston (shoulder), WR Braylon Edwards (knee), WR Lee Evans (ankle), WR Jacoby Ford (hamstring), TE Aaron Hernandez (knee), QB Peyton Manning (neck), WR Louis Murphy (groin), WR Eddie Royal (groin), WR Jordan Shipley (knee), WR Sammie Stroughter (ankle), RB Derrick Ward (shoulder)

 

Early games (1 p.m. ET)

RB Arian Foster (hamstring, questionable) likely out
RB Peyton Hillis (illness, questionable) OUT
WR Mario Manningham (concussion, doubtful): inactive
RB Knowshon Moreno (hamstring, questionable)
TE Brandon Pettigrew (shoulder, questionable) active
QB Michael Vick (concussion, questionable): active

 

Late games (4:05 p.m. ET)

WR Danny Amendola (elbow, doubtful)
WR Malcom Floyd (groin, doubtful)
TE Antonio Gates (foot, questionable)
RB Steven Jackson (quadriceps, questionable)
RB Beanie Wells (hamstring, questionable)
RB Cadillac Williams (hamstring, questionable)
TE Kellen Winslow (knee, questionable)

 

Night game (8:20 p.m. ET)

TE Dallas Clark (foot, questionable)
QB Kerry Collins (shoulder, questionable)

 

Steve in RI's plays:

Miami +1

NY Jets +3

Jax/Car over 43

There we have it and thus ends another edition of the Closing Line. I am hoping like everyone else that we will have a lot to cheer about today and hopefully perhaps even a victory! Have a great day.

 

Quarterbacks Kerry Collins, IND Questionable Michael Vick, PHI OK Peyton Manning, IND OUT Tony Romo, DAL Questionable Running Backs Arian Foster, HOU Questionable Cadillac Williams, STL Questionable Chris Wells, ARI Questionable Derrick Ward, HOU OUT Felix Jones, DAL Questionable Knowshon Moreno, DEN Questionable LaRod Stephens-Howling, ARI Questionable Marion Barber, CHI Questionable Peyton Hillis, CLE OUT Steven Jackson, STL Questionable Wide Receivers Braylon Edwards, SFO OUT Damian  Williams, TEN Questionable Danny Amendola, STL Doubtful Dez Bryant, DAL Questionable Earl Bennett, CHI OUT Eddie Royal, DEN OUT Jacoby  Ford, OAK OUT Jacoby Jones, HOU Questionable Jerome Simpson, CIN Questionable Jonathan Baldwin , KCC OUT Joshua Cribbs, CLE Questionable Lee Evans, BAL Questionable Louis Murphy, OAK OUT Malcom Floyd, SDC Doubtful Mario Manningham, NYG OUT Marques Colston, NOS OUT Miles Austin, DAL OUT Mohamed Massaquoi, CLE Questionable Rashied Davis, DET Questionable Roy Williams, CHI Questionable Tight Ends Aaron  Hernandez , NEP OUT Antonio Gates, SDC Questionable Brandon Pettigrew, DET Questionable Chris Cooley, WAS Questionable Dallas Clark, IND Questionable Jacob Tamme, IND Questionable Kickers David Buehler, DAL Questionable Garrett Hartley, NOS OUT