Originally posted on The Football Fan Spot  |  Last updated 8/31/12
Already missing Tamba Hali for the opener with suspension, this is not what the Chiefs wanted to hear. According to the Kansas City Star, the ankle injury suffered by Derrick Johnson in the Chiefs’ preseason finale “could be significant” and he could be “doubtful” for week 1. It’s head scratching why Johnson was even out there in a game normally reserved for well…reserves. Missing Tamba Hali and Derrick Johnson would obviously be a big loss for them week 1. Hali was ProFootballFocus’ 4th ranked rush linebacker last season and responsible for 12 of the team’s 27 sacks, while Derrick Johnson ranked 4th at middle linebacker. Without those two, their depth at linebacker is awfully suspect. They may find themselves overmatched defensively against a Falcons offense that has looked incredibly explosive this preseason. Matt Ryan is completing 75% of his passes for an average of 9.2 YPA and 3 touchdowns to 1 interception in the preseason this year and looks poised for a breakout year in a ne...
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