KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- The Kansas City Chiefs returned to the practice field Wednesday, now five days and counting before they host the New York Giants at Arrowhead Stadium.
The Chiefs are unbeaten at 3-0, while the Giants are winless at 0-3.
Chiefs Head Coach Andy Reid, very familiar with the Giants after coaching in the NFC East for 14 seasons, says his football team will pay no attention to records, it simply has a job to do.
"We’ve had a couple days here to prepare for the giants,” Reid said. “(We) look forward to the challenge to play a good Giant football team. We don’t worry about records. We know they’re well-coached, and we know they have good football players, and so it’s important that we get ourselves right and make sure that we’re ready to play against this football team.”
Quarterback Alex Smith said while the team is 3-0, the team is focused on keeping a level head.
"We all know it’s three weeks into the season," he said. "It’s no time to get carried away with anything. There’s so much season left. For us, I think the goal was just to continue to take steps every single week and continue to improve."
Four key players for the Chiefs did not practice today: CB Brandon Flowers, safety Kendrick Lewis, and tight ends Anthony Fasano and Travis Kelce.
Each stands a possibility of playing on Sunday against the Giants, or possibly missing the contest because of a variety of injuries.
Chiefs outside linebacker Justin Houston was named the AFC Defensive Player of the week for the second time in three weeks. Houston recorded 4 and a half sacks in the Chiefs win over the Philadelphia Eagles last week. Houston now has 7-and-a-half sacks on the season, for a combined -55 yards. He also has 23 sacks for his career.
The Chiefs and NY Giants game will be televised by FOX 4 in the Kansas City market starting at noon on Sunday. Gameday live pregame coverage begins with FOX 4 News at 7 a.m., live from Arrowhead Stadium.