Chiefs lose Charles, Berry in clash vs. Broncos Kansas City Chiefs running back Jamaal Charles and safety Eric Berry both suffered ankle injuries in the first half of Sunday's game against the Denver Broncos, and neither star player will return.
This is a bigger game than it might look because both of these teams are surprisingly in the playoff hunt despite flaws, but neither can afford many more slips. The Titans are coming off a physical loss to Jacksonville (probably their wild-card playoff rival) and Denver is actually in the hunt to win the mediocre AFC West with a win over Kansas City in Week 10. The Broncos are coming off a long-awaited good defensive performance over a mediocre Chiefs offense, but it's something to build on, while the Titans couldn't stop the power run game and ball control style of the Jaguars.
Can an up and down Vince Young make plays versus this temporarily improved Broncos' defense, and also establish a run game versus an overload run defense? And can Jay Cutler attack a good Tennessee defense without the promise of a stable run game? This will be physical and it will be interesting to watch how these young quarterbacks handle a national stage.