Andy Reid’s team is looking to reach a third straight Super Bowl. How healthy will the Kansas City Chiefs’ offense be on Sunday evening?
It is rare to reach three consecutive Super Bowls. It’s been done only three times previously and all by teams in the AFC East. The Miami Dolphins were there from 1971 to 1973, and the Buffalo Bills made four consecutive trips from 1990 to 1993. More recently, the New England Patriots did it from 2016-19.
Now, the Kansas City Chiefs want to match the Pats. In 2019, Andy Reid’s team captured Super Bowl LIV over the San Francisco 49ers, 31-20. They were defeated 31-9 by the wildcard Tampa Bay Buccaneers in Super Bowl LIV.
As the AFC West champions embark on the 2021 NFL playoffs, they are the conference’s No. 2 seed. And two days before their Sunday night clash with the Pittsburgh Steelers at Arrowhead Stadium, there was somewhat promising news regarding their electrifying wide receiver (via NFL Network’s James Palmer).
Six-time Pro Bowler, he played in all 17 games (16 start), and had a career year in 2021 in terms targets (159) as well as catches (111). He was able to finish with 1,239 yards receiving and nine touchdowns. But he suffered a heel injury in last Saturday night’s win at Denver and was in and out of practice this week.
On the other hand, Reid’s club will be without their hard-charging second-year running back (via ESPN’s Field Yates).
It’s been a rough year for Clyde Edwards-Helaire. Clyde Edwards-Helaire was only able to make 10 appearances in the 2020 first round. Ironically, his last appearance occurred in Kansas City’s 36-10 victory over the visiting Steelers in Week 16. He ran nine times for 27 yards and scored the opening touchdown of the game. He also caught one pass of four yards.
In the win over earlier, the Chiefs ran for 127 yard Pittsburgh. Not having Edwards-Helaire probably won’t prevent Reid to take aim at the NFL’s bottom-ranked run defense. And it’s also worth noting that whether Hill plays or not, tight end Travis Kelce (who sat out the Week 16 contest) is very available.