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Chiefs players not concerned about playoff drought

Team stays focused headed into Indy game
Posted: 5:28 PM, Jan 09, 2019
Updated: 2019-01-10 19:55:20-05

KANSAS CITY, Mo — It's no secret the Kansas City Chiefs have struggled in the playoffs, especially when it comes to taking on the Indianapolis Colts, but there's no pressure this time around.

The Chiefs say they are taking everything in stride and this is almost like just another game.

"It's easy to eliminate the noise; We don't talk about it," linebacker Dee Ford said. "I personally don't care, it's what it is.

"We've lost playoff games at this point. We understand the opportunity in front of us and no one wants to lose in the playoffs. We're doing everything we can to be prepared and we are going to go into this game doing the same things that have gotten us here. We're just gonna ball out man and the results will take care of themselves."

Elsewhere on the defense, safety Eric Berry didn't practice Wednesday.

Berry is listed as day-to-day, and his status is still uncertain for Saturday.

Not knowing if Berry will be able to go can be a challenge in preparing for the Colts.

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"It’s difficult from the standpoint of he’s a really critical part of our team," Chiefs defensive coordinator Bob Sutton said. "He’s an outstanding player. He’s one of our true leaders. The guys rally around him. I think that part is always hard. You get caught up in different things in the season, but if you step back for a second, you say, 'Man, this is really hard on this guy too as a player.'

"This is something he loves to do. He’s been really good at it. As difficult as it is on us as a defensive unit or as a team, I think for him, it’s really challenging. It’s just what it is. There’s not a lot you can do about it. Every week we have our fingers crossed that he can make it back. I know you guys get tired of hearing this, but it really is a day-to-day thing here right now. You just have to stay in it and go and figure out how to get other guys ready in case he can’t go."

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