The Chiefs ran right at Baltimore's impressive front seven last week and physically dominated them. They might not be as inclined to try that again against Jacksonville DTs Marcus Stroud and John Henderson. It's more likely that, given the Jags' problems at defensive end, they will try to string out the defense and give Priest Holmes cutback lanes in which to run.
Jags DT Marcus Stroud vs. Chiefs G Will Shields: Two Pro Bowl players go at each other unless the Jags choose to again move Stroud outside to end where he would battle Chiefs RT John Welbourn in a matchup that might be more favorable to the Jags.
DT Ryan Sims (tackle) is doubtful and likely won't play with a hamstring injury. If he can't play, John Browning likely will move back inside to DT and Vonnie Holliday will be back at his RDE position.
CB Julian Battle (questionable, Achilles) did not work in Wednesday's practice. William Bartee, after missing the past two games, is working again and is ready to take his place back as the Chiefs nickel back.
LB Scott Fujita (questionable, ankle) ran very well at practice on Wednesday but he still isn't sure that he'll play on Sunday. Reserve linebacker Fred Jones played in his place both Monday and Wednesday.
DE Jared Allen, after missing the Baltimore game, is running at full speed in his backup capacity.
LB Monty Beisel (hip) left Wednesday's practice early after experiencing pain for a second game.
TE Tony Gonzalez (probable, foot) has been playing on a sore foot all season, but took a few snaps off this week to rest the foot.
WR Eddie Kennison (hamstring) will be back in action on Sunday after claiming he was 95% recovered from the injury that forced him to the sidelines in week #2.