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Chiefs optimistic about Edwards-Helaire, pessimistic about Watkins and Bell

Mike Florio and Charean Williams react to the news on Chiefs' Patrick Mahomes being cleared to play ahead of the AFC Championship and discuss what his return means for the title game.

Three well-known players on the Chiefs’ offense are questionable for today’s AFC Championship Game, and it’s likely that one will play while two will sit.

Chiefs running back Clyde Edwards-Helaire is likely to play, while wide receiver Sammy Watkins and running back Le’Veon Bell are both unlikely to play, according to Adam Schefter of ESPN.

Officially, Edwards-Helaire is questionable with hip and ankle injuries, Watkins is questionable with a calf injury and Bell is questionable with a knee injury.

The Chiefs would like to have Watkins back, but their passing game has been fine without him. Bell has been a non-factor since signing with the Chiefs in the middle of the season, so his absence won’t be felt. Edwards-Helaire, the Chiefs’ first-round draft pick, was their leading rusher during the regular season but hasn’t played in their last three games.