With Kelvin Benjamin ruled out early in the day on Saturday, the Buffalo Bills hoped that three other key targets on offense could give it a go. Overnight, Adam Schefter of ESPN reported that Jordan Matthews (knee), Deonte Thompson (ankle), and Charles Clay (knee) are all expected to play today against the Kansas City Chiefs.
Matthews is returning after missing last week’s disaster in Los Angeles, and he has been limited in practice all week. Thompson played last week, but he was another limited participant in practice this week. Clay has been limited almost all year because of both his nagging knee problems from years past and the injury he suffered versus the Cincinnati Bengals in Week five, which required surgery. Of course, nothing is technically official until the team announces it, so they are still listed as questionable for the game.
In Tyrod Taylor’s return to the starting quarterback position, he almost has a full group of receivers against a struggling Kansas City Chiefs team who have lost four of their last five games. A win today could potentially move the Bills back “in position,” but a loss will leave them “in the hunt” and needing a lot of help if they are to end their playoff drought.