In partnership with the NFL in the UK


Phillip Gaines ruled out for 2015 season after injury during Chiefs' MNF defeat

Published Add your comment

Football News

In 2014, the Kansas City Chiefs were the second most stingy passing defense in the entire NFL, giving up just 3,252 yards in their 16 regular season games.

In 2015, however, the Arrowhead Stadium franchise have been torched for 861 yards already and we haven't even made it to week four.


And the Chiefs have been handed a big blow to their attempts to turn around their regressing secondary today, with the news that starting left cornerback Phillip Gaines is out for the season.


Want to become a GMS writer? Sign up now and submit a 250 word test article:

As reported by NFL Media's Ian Rapoport, Gaines will miss the rest of the 2015 campaign with a torn ACL. The nickel corner suffered the injury during Kansas City's Monday night defeat against the Packers.

Moving forward without the third-round pick of the 2014 draft, the AFC West franchise have been further exposed at a position that was already causing them problems.

Replacement issues

The man who replaced Gaines on Monday Night Football, rookie Tyvon Branch, was picked apart by Aaron Rodgers.

Of course, the Chiefs won't come up against a MVP-calibre quarterback every week, but their faith in Branch stepping in for Gaines will have been shaken by his performance.

After missing the opening game of the season, Gaines had registered si combined tackles in the last two weeks, to go alongside the 20 he made in 13 appearances for the Chiefs in 2014.

Chiefs fans: Are you still confident of making the playoffs after the 1-2 start? Have your say in the comments below...

Do YOU want to write for GiveMeSport? Get started today by signing-up and submitting an article HERE:

Kansas City Chiefs

Article Comments

Read more

Report author of article

Please let us know if you believe this article is in violation of our editorial policy, please only report articles for one of the following reasons.

Report author


This article has been written by a member of the GiveMeSport Writing Academy and does not represent the views of or SportsNewMedia. The views and opinions expressed are solely that of the author credited at the top of this article. and SportsNewMedia do not take any responsibility for the content of its contributors.

Want more content like this?

Like our GiveMeSport Facebook Page and you will get this directly to you.

Already Subscribed to Facebook, don't ask me again

Follow GiveMeSport on Twitter and you will get this directly to you.

Already Following, don't ask me again

Like our GiveMeSport - NFL Page and you will get this directly to you.

Already Subscribed to G+, don't ask me again