The Kansas City Chiefs are set to take on the Cincinnati Bengals in the AFC Championship Game this Sunday and the Chiefs could be getting a key piece on their defense back at the perfect time.

Chiefs safety Tyrann Mathieu returned to practice yesterday, which is a great sign after sustaining a concussion early in last week’s game against the Buffalo Bills.

Mathieu was at practice on Friday as well and is listed as questionable for the game, though all signs point to him being able to suit up on Sunday.

Chiefs head coach Andy Reid had this to say about Mathieu’s status despite still being in the NFL concussion protocol.

Mathieu is one of the most important players on the Chiefs’ defense and it would be a huge plus if they were able to have him back.

Given how well Buffalo Bills quarterback Josh Allen was able to play late in their matchup against the Chiefs without Mathieu on the field, the Chiefs should desperately hope that he is able to suit up on Sunday. Cincinnati Bengals QB Joe Burrow had himself a great day in their regular-season matchup against the Chiefs, throwing for 446 yards and four touchdowns in an upset victory.

Despite this, the Bengals come into this game as 7-point underdogs to the Chiefs in what hopefully will be an exciting game for the viewers at home.

[McKenzie Nelson]

About Reice Shipley

Reice Shipley is a staff writer for Comeback Media that graduated from Ithaca College.