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Boxermm187
12-17-2010, 05:28 PM
The decision whether Matt Cassel (http://sports.espn.go.com/nfl/players/profile?playerId=8644) will play Sunday in a critical game in St. Louis will be made prior to the game, the team said. (http://twitter.com/JoshLooney/status/15838759115300864)

Cassel was limited in practice Friday as he was all week. He is listed as questionable. Cassel missed last weekís 31-0 loss at San Diego after he had an appendectomy Dec. 17. The Chiefs said the teamís medical staff will evaluate Cassel before making a final decision.

None of this is surprising. It was never a sure thing that Cassel would play against the Rams. But it was a good sign that Cassel practiced all week.

It is clear the Chiefs want Cassel to play, and it could be simply playing it safe. Thursday, ESPN medical expert Dr. Michael Kaplan said on "SportsCenter" that as long as Casselís abdomen was properly protected and Cassel could comfortably move side to side, he could likely play.

I think unless there is a setback, Cassel will try to play. Perhaps he will be pulled if there is discomfort, but I think Cassel will do all he can to get on the field.

If not, Brodie Croyle (http://sports.espn.go.com/nfl/players/profile?playerId=9671) will get his second straight start, Croyle threw for 40 yards in the loss to San Diego. The Chiefs have a half-game lead over San Diego in the AFC West.

The team knows how important it is for Cassel to play. Yet, the Chiefs also know how important it is that Cassel is healthy before he plays. Thatís why this decision is going to be made Sunday.

I really hope he is ready to play.

DMN
12-17-2010, 05:44 PM
I am thinking he may be rushing but I base that only on the Ben Roethlisberger situation when he had his. He missed to full game from it.... and this is the same guy that played with his nose over on the side of his face the entire Ravens game so it is unlikely he was being soft with his apendectomy.

Bottom line even if cassell plays he wont be 100% and it could really effect his performance. I truly hate the situation that we are in and it can only make on think that the football gods have it out for us with the timing of this whole thing.

So even if SD wins out which with the way they are playing is a safe bet... We can lose to STL and still win our two home games to tie their record but then how does it work after that.... Divisional Record? Points? this is a grey area for me...

SIC J
12-17-2010, 05:57 PM
I am thinking he may be rushing but I base that only on the Ben Roethlisberger situation when he had his. He missed to full game from it.... and this is the same guy that played with his nose over on the side of his face the entire Ravens game so it is unlikely he was being soft with his apendectomy.

Bottom line even if cassell plays he wont be 100% and it could really effect his performance. I truly hate the situation that we are in and it can only make on think that the football gods have it out for us with the timing of this whole thing.

So even if SD wins out which with the way they are playing is a safe bet... We can lose to STL and still win our two home games to tie their record but then how does it work after that.... Divisional Record? Points? this is a grey area for me...

If they end up with a tie, Chargers win the tie-breaker. Chiefs must finish with a better record to win the division and make the playoffs.

matthewschiefs
12-17-2010, 06:41 PM
I hope that Cassell is ready to go Sunday there is no doubt that we are a better team when he is in there. If Brodie has to start again I do think we will see a better effort out of him but we really need Cassell out there.

DMN
12-18-2010, 12:48 AM
If they end up with a tie, Chargers win the tie-breaker. Chiefs must finish with a better record to win the division and make the playoffs.

I guess i am just not sure how they determine it... we are both 2-3 in our division. And if we beat oak at home and they lose to den at mile high then we could still potentially tie but have a better divisional record. cause we split our two meetings with them this year.

OMGLadyGaga
12-18-2010, 02:05 AM
If we lose to STL and then win out and the chargers win out as well. They will win the tie breaker because they would have a better records vs. common opponents

Sick Dog
12-18-2010, 12:48 PM
He needs to start if he is ineffective you can always go to Croyle just can't wait to long and defense needs to step up here to keep it close until you can figure out if Cassel can do it.

Go :chiefs:

ChargerDan
12-18-2010, 01:56 PM
If we lose to STL and then win out and the chargers win out as well. They will win the tie breaker because they would have a better records vs. common opponents

:beer: