Notes & Anecdotes

Waters injury could sideline him for Raiders game on Sunday.


OG Brian Waters' shoulder injury, sustained in the Cincinnati loss, is a deep contusion as opposed to the initially feared separation, coach Dick Vermeil said Monday. Waters, who was injured in the first quarter and did not play again, is considered doubtful for this week's Oakland game, Vermeil said. But he added quickly that tackle John Tait also was considered doubtful on the Monday before the Cincinnati game before he played most of the game with an ankle injury.

FS Jerome Woods began experiencing back spasms before the Bengals game, and was somewhat limited in mobility, Vermeil revealed Monday. Woods went the distance against Cincinnati and is expected to be ready for Oakland this week.

CB Eric Warfield admitted he was caught sleeping on the 77-yard TD bomb to Peter Warrick that gave Cincinnati a 24-12 fourth-quarter lead over the Chiefs. "I really hadn't been getting any balls thrown my way, and I'd even been talking some trash with their receivers trying to get some balls thrown at me. I lost focus on that one play. I didn't think they'd try to go deep then." The play came on first down following a KC TD. Warfield reverted to a bad old form, believed to have since vanished, when he made a play on the ball and put himself in bad position to tackle the receiver who'd beaten him.

RB Priest Holmes, for the first time this year, was held under 100 yards from scrimmage in the loss to Cincy. Holmes rushed for a season-low 62 yards on 16 carries and added 36 more on four catches.

"The sun didn't shine; there was a thunderstorm instead. But, I did hear the world's still spinning." -- DE Eric Hicks, after assuring friends and family that the sun would still shine on the Monday after Kansas City's first loss, then awakening to a rather heavy storm. Top Stories