[Kansas City.com] The injury list kept getting longer, and Herm Edwards’ patience kept wearing thinner. Brian Waters. Tamba Hali. Derrick Johnson. At one point Sunday, Kansas City stuck both of its rookie safeties near the goal line, and left them to stop one last gasp by the Rams’ powerful offense.
The Chiefs did, and snuck out of St. Louis with a 31-17 win that mirrored the first half of the 2006 season – undermanned, but somehow still alive.
Kansas City pulled to 5-3 despite losing Waters, its Pro Bowl guard, to a knee injury, Johnson to an ankle ailment and Tamba Hali to a hip pointer. Safety Greg Wesley also injured his shoulder, and Keyaron Fox – who was replacing Johnson – went down in the second half.