Just like that, we’re about to witness the finale of the 2023 NFL season. It feels as if this matchup has been inevitable. The two most dominant teams both in the regular season and playoffs will finally meet this Sunday. There’s plenty to look forward to, especially betting wise. There’s more on the injury report than usual and it will certainly affect how the game is played. Make sure to check this injury report closely to get the most information on the game. Good luck and enjoy this year’s Super Bowl!
Chiefs vs. 49ers
Kansas City Chiefs Injury Report
Joe Thuney: Due to a pectoral injury suffered earlier in this year’s playoffs, Kansas City’s starting left guard will be unavailable. Thuney is an average run blocker but is near elite in his pass blocking. Starting for Thuney will be Nick Allegretti. Allegretti also struggles a bit in run blocking, as seen in his 41.6 run blocking grade against Baltimore. With how terrible San Francisco has been at defending the run, the Chiefs should still be able to run the ball at will against them. However with Allegretti in the lineup, they should be slightly less efficient running up the middle.
Charles Omenihu: A knee injury will ensure one of Kansas City’s edge rushers stays sidelined. It’s unfortunate for the Chiefs and Omenihu, who was coming off his highest graded game of the year with an 88.3 pass rush grade. Backup Mike Danna has good sack numbers but isn’t really able to create those sacks for himself. Expect very little pressure from Brock Purdy’s blind side.
Derrick Nnadi: Kansas City will also be without one of their starting defensive tackles after he suffered a triceps injury a few weeks ago. His biggest strength is supposed to be stopping the run, but his 42.0 run stuffing grade says otherwise. Tershawn Wharton is even worse at run stuffing and presents little to no interior pass rush threat. Expect San Francisco to be able to run the ball well against their opposing defensive line as well.
San Fransisco 49ers Injury Report
No notable injuries.