NFL Rumors: Kansas City Chiefs All-Pro Guard Dealing With "Significant" Pec Injury

One of the Kansas City Chiefs' best offensive players remains questionable for the Super Bowl. NFL Network insider Ian Rapoport checked in with two-time Pro Bowl guard Joe Thuney earlier today and was told "it's still up in the air" whether or not he'll be able to practice this week.

Thuney injured his pec in the Chiefs' 27-24 win over Buffalo Bills in the Divisional Round and missed their 17-10 win over the Baltimore Ravens in the AFC Championship. In what was a down year for the Chiefs offense, he remained a star at left guard: he was the Chiefs' only first-team All-Pro on offense this season.

The Chiefs survived the AFC Championship game without Thuney, but their offense showed real signs of trouble in the win: they failed to score a point in the second half, averaged 4.39 yards per play, and allowed their first two sacks of the postseason. If not for a disastrous showing by the Ravens offense, the Chiefs could have been in trouble.

Luckily for the Chiefs, they've made a habit of making their opponents look inept. They finished the regular season second in points allowed with 17.3 per game, and they've stepped it up considerably in the postseason: they've held opponents to a minuscule 41 total points through three games, only three of which have been in the second half. If Thuney ultimately misses the game (or plays through the significant injury), the Chiefs defense may need to step it up yet again.

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