Chiefs could be missing a lot of firepower

September, 28, 2012
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A lot of Kansas City Chiefs fans have wondered when they are going to see Jon Baldwin have a bigger role in the team’s offense.

It may happen Sunday against San Diego.

Four Kansas City receivers are listed as questionable and a tight end is out. Matt Cassel will need to throw to someone and Baldwin, who has six catches in three games, may be the man.

Top receiver Dwayne Bowe (groin), Steve Breaston (knee), Dexter McCluster (elbow) and Devon Wylie (hamstring) are all questionable. Tight end Kevin Boss (concussion) is out. It is very likely running back Peyton Hillis is doubtful with an ankle injury.

That is a lot of firepower that will either be hobbled or out for the Kansas City offense, which is averaging 441.7 yards a game and is ranked No. 1 in the league through the first three games.

In the first two games, the Chiefs were ravaged by injuries on defense. Now it’s the offense’s turn as Kansas City (1-2) hosts 2-1 San Diego.

Bill Williamson | email

ESPN San Francisco 49ers reporter

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