Chiefs quarterback Alex Smith missed all or parts of three seasons during his eight-year career at San Francisco because of shoulder issues, so when St. Louis defensive end Robert Quinn slammed Smith to the turf on back-to-back plays at the end of the first half of the Chiefs’ win Sunday, he recognized the symptoms of a sprain to his right shoulder.
Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Alex Smith suffered a right shoulder injury during Sunday's game against St. Louis, but managed to finish the contest and coach Andy Reid doesn't expect any problems going forward.
This week, Donovan McNabb, who led Andy Reid’s Eagles teams to five NFC championship games and a Super Bowl, will start a new phase of his broadcasting career in a game coached by Reid. McNabb will make his debut as a Fox game analyst for the Chiefs-St. Louis Rams game at noon Sunday at Arrowhead Stadium.
In two of the Chiefs’ three losses this season, they had the ball late on the road with a chance to win. A drive against Denver ended with a no-chance incompletion, and a drive against San Francisco ended with an interception.
Chiefs running back Jamaal Charles needs 53 yards to become the franchise’s all-time leading rusher. Safety Eric Berry and nickel cornerback Chris Owens were ruled out for Sunday’s game at San Diego, along with wide receiver Donnie Avery.