Kansas City to play another game without Damien Williams
The Kansas City Chiefs will be without starting running back Damien Williams for the second consecutive week. On Friday, the team announced that Williams is officially out for Sunday’s game against the Detroit Lions due to a knee injury.
Though down their starter, the Chiefs should have a talented three-headed committee available on Sunday. LeSean McCoy, who was dealing with an ankle injury, is likely to play in Week 4 after practicing in full on Thursday. He’ll pair up with Darrel Williams and Darwin Thompson.
The Chiefs rushing attack didn’t falter without Williams available in Week 3. Against the Baltimore Ravens, the trio of McCoy, Darrel Williams and Thompson combined for 124 rushing yards and a score (by McCoy) on 20 combined carries. In the passing game, McCoy and Williams added a total of eight receptions for 73 yards and a touchdown.
Being a Patrick Mahomes-Andy Reid offense, Kansas City should continue to find success in the run game on the premise of defenses playing the pass. The Chiefs have shown that no matter the running back, they can tread out rushing yards. Reid’s ability to scheme up plays to get backs in open space and Mahomes’ execution make for production no matter who has the rock.
Outside of Williams, the Chiefs are banged up. Wide receiver Tyreek Hill (shoulder) and left tackle Eric Fisher (muscle core surgery) are officially out for Week 4. Mahomes, who is dealing with an ankle injury, was a full-go for the entirety of the week’s practices.
Both the Chiefs and Lions are undefeated. The Chiefs are 3-0, while the Lions sit at 2-0-1.