Chiefs offensive tackle Branden Alberts knee injury may not be as serious as it appeared on Sunday.
By RANDY COVITZ
The Kansas City Star
Albert was carted off the field in the second half of Sundays loss to Denver, and Chiefs coach Andy Reid said on Monday that Albert suffered a hyperextended knee and would be a day-to-day situation leading to the upcoming game at Washington.
Tight end Anthony Fasano, who caught a touchdown pass for the third straight game, is undergoing protocol for a concussion and is doing well in that area, and also had a bit of a knee strain, Reid said.
Reid said outside linebacker Justin Houston, who missed the Denver game because of a subluxation of his right elbow, is making progress and is going to shoot for playing at Washington.
I dont know if thats real or not real, Reid said. But thats his mindset. Were going to see how he does here. Hes in a day-to-day situation. Hes made some strides, but that would be quite a feat if he were able to make it.
Despite the Chiefs loss to Denver on Sunday, they still can clinch a playoff berth with a win at Washington.
If Kansas City, 9-3, beats Washington, and either Miami, 6-6, loses or ties at Pittsburgh, or Baltimore, 6-6, loses or ties at home to Minnesota, the Chiefs will be assured of at least a wild-card berth.
Reid vs. Washington
Chiefs coach Andy Reid was 17-11 against Washington during his 14 seasons at Philadelphia, including 10-4 at FedEx Field.
Its hostile territory, Reid said of playing at Washington. Its loud theyve got a good football team, well-coached. That fight song you dont want to hear that too much.
A ratings hit again
The Chiefs and Broncos are boffo when it comes to television ratings.
Two weeks after the clubs posted the best primetime overnight rating for a November game in 17 years, CBS national doubleheader coverage, highlighted by the Denver-Kansas City rematch, posted a 17.4 rating and 31 audience share, making it the highest-rated NFL game window of the day on any network, including prime time.
The Chiefs game at Denver on Nov. 17 posted a 16.6 overnight rating and 27 share on NBC.
Daniel a proud Tiger
Chiefs backup and former Missouri quarterback Chase Daniel was proud of the Tigers advancing to the SEC Championship game by beating Texas A&M last Saturday night.
Daniel, who led the Tigers to 2007 and 2008 Big 12 title games, feels like his teams shared a piece of the SEC East title by laying the foundation for this teams success.
Not only our team, but teams of the past, starting with when Coach (Gary) Pinkel was there, Daniel said. We laid the groundwork with these guys this senior class, from everyone Ive heard from, is a bunch of special guys. Their leadership has shown throughout the season, and (quarterback) James (Franklins) leadership has shown throughout the season, being hurt, still being in guys ears.
Hes undefeated as a senior, and hopefully hell keep it going.
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