Andy Reid optimistic that Tyreek Hill will be able to play vs. Raiders
The NFL will welcome in the month of December with a big day of NFL football this Sunday. In what could be the most meaningful game out of the 12 being played on Sunday will take place at Arrowhead Stadium between the Oakland Raiders and Kansas City Chiefs.
The Chiefs currently sit at 7-4 and are clinging onto the lead in the AFC West with the Raiders nipping at their heals at 6-5. While Kansas City does currently hold the tiebreaker over Oakland, defeating them 28-10 in Week 2, that could all change on Sunday as a Raiders win would mean a tie atop the division.
That being said, the Chiefs will want all their weapons healthy and available in such a meaningful game, with wide receiver Tyreek Hill being the team’s number one priority. After suffering a hamstring injury in Week 11, Hill’s chances to play this week against Oakland are “optimistic” according to head coach Andy Reid.
Chiefs coach Andy Reid said he is "optimistic" WR Tyreek Hill (hamstring) will be fine. Reid said Hill spent time last week in facility before taking off for bye.
Hill stayed on sidelines for remainder of the game against the Chargers in Week 11, a good sign it wasn't serious.
— Herbie Teope (@HerbieTeope) November 25, 2019
Hill has been hampered by injuries, missing four games earlier in the season, but the speedy receiver remains as much a part of the Chiefs offense as anyone not named Patrick Mahomes. If Hill is not on the field this Sunday, an already slowed Mahomes will be missing his favorite downfield target. The Chiefs’ offense has not looked the same this year as teams have been able to keep the ball out of Mahomes’ hands, limiting the number of plays the superstar is able to make.
In what will be a hotly contested divisional game between two teams that know each other well, having Hill in uniform and on the field will be the deciding factor on Sunday.