Kansas City Chiefs' Jamaal Charles to make 2016 debut

You know the deal: You hate Collinsworth, we think he's the best current broadcast analyst. We're adults here. We agree to disagree. Doubtful means a player has a less-than-50 percent chance of playing. He was expected to be ready for the start of the year but has yet to be active for a game. That's about as "down the middle" as you can get in the NFL.

There's nothing better to get the bad taste out of your mouth following a poor performance than to play another game.

Steelers offense - Overall (21), Rush (18), Pass (14).

Keep an eye on: The Chiefs have had to use three different starting lineups along the offensive line in three games because of injuries at guard. Hali beat Villanueva twice in the fourth quarter for a sack and a sack-strip that turned the tide. Still, Ware was one questionable call away from scoring a touchdown in week three against the New York Jets, and he is unquestionably the "go-to" back in Kansas City until Jamaal Charles returns. Not that we're bitter about that. Everything is going a little faster down there. So remember, a fake bow-and-arrow if appropriate when standing, but never when kneeling. This should be a tightly contested game between two good teams. After Thursday's practice Mike Prisuta described how B.J. Not a great place to be.

Charles returned to practice on Wednesday after two weeks working with the scout team.

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For the Sixers, their rookies can't seem to be healthy for them. "Everybody puts pressure on him but I think he'll handle this". Joel Embiid, the No. 3 overall pick in 2014, has yet to play because of surgeries on his right foot.


"If you have a guy that just eliminates the side of the field, as an offense you're kind of stuck", Roethlisberger said.

Still, that puts the Chiefs uncharacteristlly in the bottom third of the National Football League in run defense, and that isn't a good place to be considering the Pittsburgh Steelers - with DeAngelo Williams and now getting Le'Veon Bell from his three-game suspension - are looming Sunday night. The veteran back ran for 1,509 yards and failed to show any ill effects from the injury in 2012. The team can fill in on an emergency basis with Tyreek Hill, a former college running back who has lined up in the backfield at times as a rookie.

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The pick: Here's our problem with picking games in the NFL. In the end Roethlisberger will get them a late field goal to give Pittsburgh a narrow win. Stick around. We've got all of the pre-game analysis before the AFC battle. The Steelers seemingly could do nothing right last Sunday while the Chiefs had everything working in their favor.

  • Lawrence Cooper