Post-season sports betting continues through the weekend with Sunday’s divisional-playoff NFL matchups as the Cleveland Browns travel to Kansas City to take on the Chiefs. The BetUS Browns vs Chiefs Injury odds analysis details who’s hurt coming into Sunday’s game.
|Game: Cleveland Browns (12-5) vs Kansas City Chiefs (14-2)
Location: Arrowhead Stadium
Time: 3:05 p.m. ET
The sportsbook opened the Kansas City Chiefs as double-digit favorites. They remain steady 10-point favorites on the NFL odds board despite some money for the Browns on the moneyline. The total opened at an already high 56 and jumped to 58, before notching back down a half point to the current 57½.
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Coach Kevin Stefanski is back in the building and things are looking sneakily better for the team described as the NFL’s most injured among those still remaining in the postseason. Though, for now, they’re still without tight-ends’ coach Drew Petzing, defensive-backs’ coach Jeff Howard and assistant O-line coach Scott Peters.
They still have three players who missed their second consecutive day of practice and are listed questionable. Of them, it doesn’t look as promising for RT Jack Conklin or TE David Njoku. Both played in last week’s win over the Steelers, but Conklin is back on the injury report and Njoku’s appearance is new, both with strained hamstrings.
On the other hand, the team claims LB B.J. Goodson should be good to go, despite that he also missed Thursday’s practice and is also still listed questionable.
The Browns listed four others as having a second consecutive day of limited practice participation on Thursday. DE Myles Garrett (shoulder), DT Sheldon Richardson (neck), RG Wyatt Teller (ankle) and C J.C. Tretter (knee) are still listed questionable. It’s believed they should all be fine for Sunday.
One new addition to the list popped up on Thursday as backup TE Stephen Carlson was limited with a groin issue and is now listed questionable.
The Browns also activated WR KhaDarel Hodge from the COVID-IR (IR-C), which now leaves only LG Joel Bitonio on the list. The team is optimistic he’ll be active by game day.
Kansas City Chiefs
Thursday’s practice for the Chiefs couldn’t be described as a step forward — more of a half step back that sharpens the focus on what happens with Friday’s final injury report.
A couple of questionable players downgraded from limited participation on Wednesday, to non-participants on Thursday. Notably, RB Clyde Edwards-Helaire was spotted on the practice field sporting a foot wrapped in a ton of tape. That doesn’t bode well for his ankle injury. Same for TE Deon Yelder, whose groin also held him out of Thursday’s practice.
Missing his second day of practice, WR Sammy Watkins is still listed for a calf, but was taking some shots across the bow at the Browns on Sunday. If his bravado is any indication, he’ll be playing. Also missing Thursday’s practice but not talking about it on social media, MLB Willie Gay (ankle) is also listed questionable.
On the upside, CB Rashad Fenton (foot) upgraded from missing Wednesday to a limited Thursday practice, so that’s promising for his availability.