The Chiefs have a very short injury list, which should play into their favor on Sunday against the Bears, who list 13 players as questionable.
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Bears are big road underdogs
Kansas City (-9) hasn't covered since Week 1. With such a large spread, does Dave Tuley think the Chiefs are a smart bet for their second cover of the season? NFL best bets (Insider)
Kansas City's defense should hold up
The Chiefs' poor pass defense should finally have a solid performance. Kansas City will have no problem getting after Jay Cutler and harassing his wideouts in Week 5. NFL Nation predictions
Cairo Santos is the only young kicker to receive a vote for the NFL's best kicker in an ESPN poll.
Chiefs continue to play from behind
Kansas City has allowed more than 30 points in each of its last three games. With the Chiefs' offense always chasing points, Alex Smith has turned into a solid fantasy producer. Fantasy advice (Insider)
As we run though the Week 5 picks, let's nominate some award winners for the first quarter of the season, for trophies both real and imagined.
The bigger-picture takeaway on assessment of Kansas City Chiefs' O-line is that the outlook isn't bleak on offense.
Jay Cutler said on Thursday he's not 100 percent but is pushing through his hamstring discomfort in light of all the injuries the Bears have suffered this year.
Maclin has been a target monster
Jeremy Maclin has a league-leading 19 receptions over the past two weeks. The wideout should continue to see a high number of passes coming his way against Chicago's secondary. Berry: Love/Hate
Missed practice field goal might keep Chiefs kicker Cairo Santos humble.
The Chiefs defense has struggled this season, but coordinator Bob Sutton isn't going to change what he does or get caught up in the emotion of things.
The focus for the Kansas City Chiefs on defense in Sunday's game against the Chicago Bears is to reduce the number of big plays they allow.
Aside from starting cornerback Phillip Gaines, the Kansas City Chiefs' good fortune with injuries extends into this week.
Will Chiefs' woes on defense continue?
Sure, they've faced a tough schedule, but Derrick Johnson & Co. have given up a league-high 3.8 TDs per game. Can the D become more stingy against the Bears and Vikings? Week 5 fantasy tips (Insider)
Chiefs running back Jamaal Charles is not among those saying he should carry the ball more often.
Chiefs quarterback Alex Smith has taken 18 sacks so far this season. He knows that can't continue.
Eric Karabell analyzes the staff Week 5 rankings, noting placement for Alex Smith and several questionable running backs
Chiefs led by Captain Checkdown?
Alex Smith is so inclined to throw short of the sticks on third down that Football Outsiders named a stat that measures conservatism after him. Is Smith living up to his reputation this season? Most conservative QBs (Insider)
|3(34)||Steven Nelson||CB||Oregon State|
|5(36)||D.J. Alexander||OLB||Oregon State|
|5(37)||James O'Shaughnessy||TE||Illinois State|
|6(41)||Rakeem Nunez-Roches||DT||Southern Miss|
|7(16)||Da'Ron Brown||WR||Northern Illinois|
Chiefs vs Bears
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