by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com (11:19 am ET) The Chiefs took advantage of another subpar showing by the Patriots offense in Week 4, in a 41-14 win Monday.
The Chiefs DST unit put together a huge performance, highlighted by a 39-yard interception return for a touchdown in the fourth quarter. They forced three turnovers overall, while limiting the Patriots to just 290 yards and two touchdowns, one coming in garbage time. The Patriots also managed just 290 yards of offense, while the Chiefs racked up three sacks.
The Chiefs DST unit has dominated over the last two weeks, allowing just three offensive touchdowns. They face a tougher test in Week 5, with the 49ers on the way.
Chiefs release final injury report for Week 4
by R.J. White | CBSSports.com (9/27/14) Chiefs running back De'Anthony Thomas (hamstring) is questionable to play in Week 4's Monday night matchup with the Patriots, according to the team's final injury report.
Thomas participated in practice for three straight days in a limited fashion. He's the only player listed as questionable on the injury report, with running back Jamaal Charles (ankle), linebacker Tamba Hali (ankle/knee), defensive lineman Vance Walker (shoulder) and cornerback Sean Smith (groin) are all probable to play. Safety Eric Berry and running back Joe McKnight are listed as out.
Eric Berry ruled out for Monday night matchup
by R.J. White | CBSSports.com (9/27/14) Chiefs safety Eric Berry (ankle) has been ruled out for Monday night's game against the Patriots, KCChiefs.com reports. Berry left his team's Week 2 game with a high ankle sprain and was inactive in Week 3 before missing practice this week.
Eric Berry won't practice due to high ankle sprain
by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com (9/25/14) Chiefs coach Andy Reid confirmed Thursday safety Eric Berry is dealing with a high ankle sprain. He will not practice Thursday as the team prepares for Week 4 against the Patriots.
Report: Eric Berry has high ankle sprain
by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com (9/23/14) Chiefs safety Eric Berry is dealing with a high ankle sprain, a source told ESPN. Berry was inactive Week 3 at Miami.
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The Chiefs DST was expected to improve in 2013, but no one could have predicted a No. 2 finish in Fantasy points in standard leagues. Only the Seahawks DST was a better unit, but the Chiefs DST led the way in touchdowns with 11. That will be hard to duplicate, so get ready for a downturn in production, but they still managed 21 interceptions, 47 sacks and 15 fumble recoveries. The Chiefs do have plenty of standout defenders with Derrick Johnson, Justin Houston, Tamba Hali and Eric Berry, and they spent a first-round pick on rookie pass rusher Dee Ford, so they should remain a No. 1 unit. Plan on drafting the Chiefs DST with a late-round pick in all leagues.