As we all expected, Austin Ekeler is going to play this evening despite being banged up from this past Sunday’s game against the Giants. Ekeler tweaked his ankle and although he did not return, he didn’t look like a guy who was all that troubled by what had happened.
As Tom Pelissero tweeted this morning, barring a huge setback, the team’s RB1 is going to give it his all in a pivotal game against the division leaders.
#Chargers RB Austin Ekeler (ankle) is expected to play tonight against the #Chiefs, source said.— Tom Pelissero (@TomPelissero) December 16, 2021
Ekeler is banged up and officially listed as questionable, but barring a setback, the plan is to give it a go in a huge game against Kansas City.
Other players who are questionable for tonight include Derwin James, Alohi Gilman, and Asante Samuel Jr. I would expect all three to play, especially in a game that means so much to either club.
Aside from Rashawn Slater being out, this team is going to look as healthy as possible for this AFC West cage match.
And now for today’s links.
Check out the TNF preview on Chargers Weekly (Chargers.com)
Top quotes from Justin Herbert in week 15 (Chargers.com)
Chargers final week 15 injury Report (Chargers Wire)
Three Chiefs players the Bolts must exploit with mismatches (Bolt Beat)
Urban Meyer was fired by the Jaguars (ESPN)
Roger Goodell doesn’t believe Dan Snyder interfered with the probe in the team (ESPN)
DeAndre Hopkins likely to miss rest of the regular season (Pro Football Talk)
Quarterback power rankings (CBS Sports)
Four underdogs who can beat the odds (NFL.com)
The NFL is mulling over changes to their COVID-19 protocols (NFL.com)