Key injuries: RAMS: DOUBTFUL: DE Eugene Sims (knee), S Darian Stewart (knee). QUESTIONABLE: WR Danny Amendola (shoulder), LB Mario Haggan (thigh), DT Kellen Heard (foot), T Wayne Hunter (back), T Rodger Saffold (knee). 49ERS: PROBABLE: WR Michael Crabtree (illness), LB Tavares Gooden (elbow), RB Frank Gore (hand), G Daniel Kilgore (concussion), P Andy Lee (hand), WR Mario Manningham (shoulder), QB Alex Smith (right finger), DT Will Tukuafu (wrist), LB Patrick Willis (shoulder).
Kansas City at Pittsburgh
Time: Monday, 8:30 p.m., ESPN Line: Steelers by 12½.
Records: Chiefs 1-7 (2-6 vs. spread), Steelers 5-3 (4-4 vs. spread).
Comments: Matt Cassel is back as the Chiefs starting QB. We’re just going to assume he’s happy about that . . . Cassel is 3-0 on “Monday Night Football” . . . KC hasn’t won in Pittsburgh since 1986 . . . Steelers have won 14 straight “MNF’’ home games . . . Chiefs haven’t led during regulation this season . . . KC’s Tamba Hali has five sacks in last five games . . . Player to watch: Steelers RB Isaac Redman is coming off a career-high 147-yard effort.
Key injuries: CHIEFS: OUT: DE Glenn Dorsey (calf), QB Brady Quinn (head). LIMITED: T Branden Albert (back), TE Steve Maneri (ankle). STEELERS: DNP: WR Antonio Brown (ankle), T Marcus Gilbert (ankle), S Troy Polamalu (calf), LB Stevenson Sylvester (hamstring). LIMITED: RB Rashard Mendenhall (Achilles).
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