Arrowhead Pride has updated the rather lengthy injury report for the Kansas City Chiefs as they head into tonight's game with the New England Patriots. Quarterback Matt Cassel is officially out (surgery on his hand), as is linebacker Demorrio Williams (groin).
Four players are listed as questionable for tonight - CB Brandon Carr (ankle), DE Glenn Dorsey (knee), CB Brandon Flowers (back) and S Jon McGraw (shoulder). According to AP, the list of six players is the longest injury report of the year for Kansas City. But hey, Tom Brady's kinda injured, too! (kinda).
While a potential loss of Flowers and/or Carr would be felt, the loss of Cassel will be the focus of the game. The Chiefs' official site has a piece on replacement Tyler Palko's first start, while the Arrowhead Pride guys break down the possible beginning of the "Palko Era" in Kansas City:
The Patriots defense may make Tyler Palko look better than he actually is, as they're at the bottom of the league for a reason. They give up 308 yards per game against the pass, and that's not very good. If Tyler Palko throws for 250 yards, it might be attributed to the fact that the Patriots pass defense is non existent.
For a first timer, this is a decent situation to be in.