Chiefs getting healthy before Houston

To say the Chiefs have gotten by without Kadarrius Toney or Mecole Hardman is an understatement. Patrick Mahomes has still found ways to win and throw for 300 or more yards in seven of his last eight games.

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December 15, 2022 - 1:35 PM

Kansas City Chiefs wide receiver Kadarius Toney hops into the endzone for a touchdown in the first quarter against the Jacksonville Jaguars Sunday, Nov. 13, 2022, at Arrowhead Stadium.

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The Chiefs could set a franchise record Sunday in Houston with their 19th consecutive game of at least 300 yards of offense, and in the past eight of them, Patrick Mahomes and Co. have topped the 400-yard mark.

All without two of their top wide receivers.

That could change soon: The Chiefs hope Kadarius Toney, who practiced last week after a hamstring injury but was unavailable against the Broncos, will get back on the field for the first time in nearly a month. And they could have fellow wide receiver Mecole Hardman back in short order after an abdominal injury landed him on injured reserve.

“Getting Mecole and KT back will just add another dimension. They can do jet sweeps and stuff like that, but adding their speed, teams have to honor that,” Mahomes said Wednesday. “If you add speed to any offense that those two guys have, it really opens up everybody else, because you have to account for those two guys on every play.”

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