The Kansas City Chiefs could be missing one of their star players in Week 3 when they take on the Philadelphia Eagles, as Brandon Flowers has been listed questionable, according to a tweet from ESPN NFL Nation’s Adam Teicher. The Chiefs and Eagles are set to fight it out tomorrow night on Thursday Night Football, and Flowers’s absence would be a huge one for the Chiefs. DeSean Jackson is a huge weapon for the Eagles offense, and he’s a highly-talented receiver looking at a career year. While the Chiefs have depth at corner, Flowers is one of the best CBs in the league and his star power and ability to flat-out shut down D-Jax will be missed if he can’t play.
That said, Flowers is still listed questionable, so there’s about an even chance of him playing as there is of him being absent. It looks like Flowers will be a game-time decision, and the short week has been rough on his knee injury. The worst case scenario at this point is if the Chiefs end up playing Sean Smith on Jackson, which could work out if it’s a good day for Smith. He’s a very talented corner, but he’s also inconsistent and not as good as Flowers overall; watch closely for more updates on his status.
The Chiefs are ailing at tight end at the moment, and Teicher also stated in the tweet above that Anthony Fasano has been listed doubtful for tomorrow night’s game. Fasano did not practice yesterday, and his ankle injury combined with Travis Kelce’s knee injury could put the Chiefs in serious trouble at TE. Kelce was inactive in Week 1 and didn’t play in Week 2 despite being active, but he should (I use that lightly, as his status is unclear) be able to play against the Eagles. If both players end up missing the game, then Sean McGrath will be the Chiefs starter at tight end. Even though McGrath showed plenty of promise against the Dallas Cowboys, it’s not ideal to have a blocking tight end as good as Fasano out. I expect one of Kelce or Fasano to play against Philly, and it looks like Kelce is the safer bet.