NFL

Brandon Flowers among Chiefs’ inactives for Sunday

9/29/13 in NFL   |   IvanRogers   |   1352 respect

Cornerback Brandon Flowers is inactive for the Kansas City Chiefs’ Week 4 matchup against the New York Giants on Sunday.
 
Flowers had a knee injury entering last week’s game against the Philadelphia Eagles and had to leave the contest after his injury flared up. He was slowed by the knee injury all week, and missed practice Wednesday as well as Friday after practicing on limited basis in between. Flowers was listed questionable on this week’s injury report, but was eventually unable to play for the Chiefs on Sunday.
 
This could be good news for the Giants, who are 0-3 towards the end of Week 4. With the Chiefs missing one of their defensive players in the secondary, the Giants’ passing game may thrive.  Giants’ receivers Hakeem Nicks and Victor Cruz’s production took a hit due to a rash of injuries to their offensive line, which also led to quarterback Eli Manning getting sacked league-high 13 times in just three games this season.
 
The Giants’ offense will just have to get things in gear this week, even without center David Baas and guard Chris Snee in the lineup against the Chiefs. Jim Cordle will replace Bass at center, to make his first career start on Sunday.
 
Meanwhile, the Chiefs depth will be tested against the Giants, starting left guard Jeff Allen and starting tight end Anthony Fasano in the lineup on Sunday.  Allen has been dealing with a calf injury, while Fasano is recovering from an ankle injury he suffered in Week 1 against the Jacksonville Jaguars and will miss his second consecutive game for the . With backup Travis Kelce also inactive on Sunday, Allen will be replaced by Geoff Schwartz in the starting lineup.
 
Also inactive for the Chiefs are guard Rishaw Johnson, quarterback Tyler Bray and defensive tackle Jaye Howard.
 
Meanwhile, the complete list of the Giants’ inactives for Sunday game also include: defensive tackle Jonnathan Hawkins, quarterback Ryan Nassib, tight end Adrien Robinson, safety Cooper Taylor and cornerback Corey Webster.
Notify me by email about comments that follow mine. Preview