It's been a very bad 24 hours for the defending AFC West champion Kansas City Chiefs, who got slaughtered at home by Buffalo, 41-7. And it's getting worse as Monday the team learned that second-year safety Eric Berry would miss the remainder of the season with a torn ACL.
That's according to Jason LaCanfora of the NFL Network who accurately describes the injury as "a big blow" -- in fact, that's probably an understatement.
Berry, a thumper who was taken with a top-five pick in the 2010 NFL Draft flashed moments of brilliance last season and was expected to make the leap into the upper echelon of NFL safeties in 2011.
Nick Wright of 610 Sports has a pretty good GIF of the play in which he believes Berry tore his ACL and, um, it's kind of awkward because that's a dirty tackle.
Berry's the second major player for the Chiefs to go down with a season-ending ACL injury -- tight end Tony Moeaki was lost after tearing up knee in the preseason as well.
Moeaki and Berry were two players expected to break out in Kansas City's 2011 bid to defend their division title and are now lost for the year. It's obviously still to early to write off the Chiefs chances, but things are trending in a foreboding manner with respect to their ability to succeed for a second-straight season.
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