- The Kansas City Chiefs could be without up to six starting defensive players against the Atlanta Falcons. defensive end Allen Bailey (ankle), safety Kendrick Lewis (shoulder), defensive tackle Anthony Toribio (ankle) are doubtful. Linebacker Jovan Belcher (groin), cornerback Brandon Flowers (foot) and linebacker Derrick Johnson (ankle) are questionable. Flowers and Johnson were limited in practice all week, so they have a decent shot to play. Rookie Dontari Poe will play a bigger role with Toribo out.
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- There's no doubt Brian Urlacher is back despite his knee injury. He's probable.
- Adrian Peterson is officially questionable with a knee injury. We expect him to play in a backup-type role.
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- Arizona Cardinals running back Beanie Wells is questionable with a hamstring injury. He said he'll play. He was effective last year when questionable on the injury report.