The Green Bay Packers may not have a Pro Bowl recipient Davans Adams on Sunday night in Kansas City, but nothing about the injury report for Matt LaFleur's team can be compared to head coach Andy Reid's primetime effort.
On Friday, the Chiefs eliminated quarterback Patrick Mahomes, leaving the duel against Eric Fisher, left guard Andrew Wylie, defender Chris Jones, defensive end Frank Clark and cornerback Kendall Fuller.
All six are starters. At least four of them must be on the top rung of the Chiefs' squad.
Mahomes is the reigning NFL MVP. Fisher made the Pro Bowl last season as a 16-game starter on the left tackle. Wylie started the first five games of the season on the left side. Jones finished third in the NFL with 1
Matt Moore, a 35-year veteran with 30 career starts, will replace Mahomes, one of the NFL's most talented passers-by. Cameron Erving is expected to play Left Tackle, a position he has not really played since his last college season. Martinas Rankins will start on the left side.
The defense will depend on the end of the defensive by Alex Okafor, Emmanuel Ogbah and Tanoh Kpassagnon. Clark is by far the team's best edge rusher. There is no obvious substitute for Jones and his elite pass-rushing ability inside the line of defense, and Fuller's absence leaves Bashaud Breeland, Morris Claiborne and Charvarius Ward as questionable starters at Cornerback.
It is possible that the entire inactive list of Chiefs on Sunday night is considered a starter.
NFL teams overcome major injuries and win games all the time. The Chiefs are talented enough to score with Moore, especially when Reid calls the games, and experienced defensive coordinator Steve Spagnuolo has the aggressive nature of offsetting some of the potential problems with pass rushing in Kansas City on Sunday night big advantage in the health department. They all have their MVP quarterback, left Pro Bowl, upper edge, upper inner edge, and upper cornerback all healthy. The Chiefs do not do it.