Chiefs Will Be Without Starting LB

Chiefs will have to play Sunday's game against the Colts without starting middle linebacker Monty Beisel.

Starting MLB Monty Beisel looks doubtful for this week's Indianapolis game after injuring a calf muscle while celebrating a Chiefs interception in the second quarter. Second-year man Kawika Mitchell, whom Beisel replaced when Mitchell injured an ankle in the preseason, will move back into the spot.

CB Dexter McCleon, burned repeatedly in the loss to Jacksonville, appears to have lost his starting job for as long as William Bartee remains healthy – a problem for him in his short career. The Chiefs say the change is injury related, as McCleon is battling shoulder and hamstring injuries. But it's most likely performance related. McCleon started out in the nickel, but rookie Benny Sapp soon replaced him.

CB William Bartee, in his first start for Dexter McCleon at RCB, registered a team-high five tackles with one sack and one interception against Atlanta.

RB Priest Holmes, after scoring four touchdowns in the first half against Atlanta, now has 11 TD's and leads the NFL in scoring with 66 points. With 690 yards he also led the league in rushing prior to Monday night's game.

CB Eric Warfield, with his fourth interception of the year against Atlanta, is tied for the NFL lead.

RB Derrick Blaylock, in addition to rushing for a career-high 19-90 with four TD's, also caught 3 passes for 46 yards to run his yards from scrimmage count to 136.


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