KANSAS CITY, Mo. Custom Carolina Hurricanes Jerseys . -- The Kansas City Chiefs could be without their two top pass rushers against Peyton Manning and the Denver Broncos on Sunday after Tamba Hali and Justin Houston were hurt against San Diego. Hali had an MRI exam on his sprained ankle Monday that came back better than the Chiefs had expected, while Houston had to postpone an MRI exam on his elbow due to swelling. "They werent able to get him in the position that they wanted him to do the MRI," Chiefs coach Andy Reid said, "so well wait a day or so to get the swelling down." Hali rolled over his ankle in the first half of Sundays 41-38 loss to the San Diego Chargers, and was helped gingerly off the field. He was driven on a cart to the locker room and didnt return, and afterward was seen hobbling around on a pair of crutches. Reid joked that Hali was down to one crutch on Monday, "so were halfway there." Hali has nine sacks on the season, tied for fifth in the NFL entering the weekend, and needed just two more to pass Art Still (73) for the third-most in franchise history. The two-time Pro Bowl selection is among the most dependable players on the team, rarely missing a game. "Hell continue to work this week. He was in moving around a little better today than he was after the game," said Reid, who wasnt sure whether Hali would practice on Wednesday. "Well just see how he does," Reid said. "He made big improvements, but we just have to see how he does. He was on crutches after the game and then today he was able to walk in the pool." Reid sounded less upbeat about the prognosis for Houston, who landed awkwardly on his right arm while chasing down a play shortly before halftime. Reid called the injury a subluxation of the elbow, which is essentially a minor dislocation of the joint, and said he wasnt surprised that he was unable to have an MRI exam Monday. "It swelled up. You could see it after the game," Reid said. "They tried to keep the swelling down but you could see it was puffing up a little bit after the game when we were in the locker room, and then overnight it swelled up even more. I get it. I understand how that works." Houston, who entered the weekend tied for third in the NFL with 11 sacks, appeared in the Kansas City locker room on Monday with his arm tightly bound and in a sling. When he was approached by reporters, Houston said he was told not to say anything. Frank Zombo would be first off the bench if either of the Chiefs outside linebackers is unable to play against Denver. He backed up Clay Matthews with the Green Bay Packers last season. "He can do either side. Hes played a little football," Reid said. "Hes in that group where he filled in and did a nice job. You saw the hurry that he had. He has pass rushing ability. Hes consistent. Hes a smart kid. Hes a consistent player." If Hali and Houston are both out, as they were Sunday, Dezman Moses would be called upon. "Thats my job. I dont feel any extra or any added pressure," Moses said Monday. "I definitely understand what needs to be done. Thats my job as a backup. When one of those guys goes down, you have to come in prepared and ready to fill in." In other injury news, offensive guard Jeff Allen finished the Chargers game despite a groin strain, and fellow guard Jon Asamoah is still recovering from a bruised shoulder that kept him out entirely. Right tackle Eric Fisher also has a shoulder injury and defensive tackle Mike DeVito a knee injury. Its unknown which of them will be available against the Broncos. "We cant let it be an excuse," Chiefs safety Kendrick Lewis said. "Injuries are part of the game, it could have happened to me. It could have happened to anyone." Wholesale Hurricanes Jerseys . 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"Its incredible to go back to back and win it here in front of our fans," said Laval quarterback Alex Skinner, who got nowhere trying to throw the ball against a tough Calgary defensive secondary and just ran it on nearly every play in the second half. Among Lavals trio of running backs, the 2012 Vanier Cup MVP Maxime Boutin got 190 yards, Lochard had 198 and Guillaume Bourassa had 30, while graduating receiver Guillaume Rioux had a 31-yard run. The team set Vanier Cup records for rushing yards -- breaking their own mark of 373 set last year -- and rushing first downs with 26. Lochard had Lavals only touchdown in the fourth quarter. Boris Bede, despite struggling with his kicking all afternoon, managed to tie a Vanier Cup record with five field goals. The win on a chilly, windy day in front of a raucous, overflow crowd of 18,543 at 12,000-seat Telus Stadium kept Laval undefeated at 12-0 this season. Calgary fell to 11-1. Jake Harty and Chris Dopko scored touchdowns for the Dinos, who were looking to avenge a 29-2 loss at Laval in the 2010 Vanier Cup game. Calgary has not won a Vanier Cup since 1995 and was not expected to reach the title game this year after losing 19 starters, including 11 on defence, from last years squad. But they found a way to stay in the game and took over momentum in the third quarter when quarterback Andrew Buckley got the passing game going for a pair of TDs and a brief 14-12 lead. But Lavals running game took over the rest of the way, eating up the clock with long drives. "For a while, things were going good, but there was no way we were able to compete on the line of scrimmage," said Dinos coach Blake Nill. "To be honest, we made two big plays. "We had a screen play to (Mercer) Timmis and a long pass to (Rashaun) Simonise, and we were able to put the ball in the end zone twice. But at the end, we just couldnt stop the run. We tried putting bigger people in and to make adjustments, but we just flat out couldnt stop them." Buckley went 19-for-29 for 247 yards and also rushed for 82 yards, but there was little else to the Calgary attack besides Hartys nine catches for 112 yards. Lavals top-ranked rush defence held Timmis to 33 yards on 12 ccarries. Carolina Hurricanes Store. The Rouge et Or dominated territorially, but ran into a bend-but-dont-break Calgary defence that kept the visitors in the game until the final quarter. Skinner was 8-for-21 for only 93 yards. The Dinos got through the first half down only 6-0 thanks partly to some bad Laval penalties and place kicking. A 42-yard TD run by Maxime Boutin and an 80-yard punt return by Guillaume Rioux were called back for holding. "We let them in the game," said Laval coach Glen Constantin, who got a seventh Vanier Cup title to go with one loss -- an overtime setback to McMaster in 2011 in Vancouver. "We had our opportunities in the first quarter. "There were 14 points called back and we knew that if those guys kept close wed be in difficulty. But our kids showed a lot of grit. They just took over. Theyre proud guys." The Rouge et Or moved to the Calgary 23 on the opening drive, but Bede missed right on a 30-yard field goal attempt and settled for a single. A 37-yard attempt with the wind to open the second quarter hit an upright and fell for no points. Bede finally made one from 40 yards midway through the second quarter, but Constantin took the points off the board due to a roughing the kicker call. Three plays later, Bede was good again from 19 yards. The Dinos conceded a safety with 2:18 left in the half. Lochard, the game MVP, carried on seven consecutive plays to the Calgary three to open the second half and Bede was good from 10 yards. The Dinos bounced back, as Buckley hit Simonise with a 42-yard pass to help set up Hartys six-yard TD run around the right side at 7:59 to cut Lavals lead to two points. Laval blocked a punt to set up a 16-yard Bede boot, but the Dinos marched back on a 39-yard screen pass to Timmis to set up Buckleys six-yard TD toss to Dopko. Laval answered with Bedes fourth field goal of the day. Skinner kept the ball on the ground all the way as Laval marched 89 yards on seven plays for Lochards eight-yard TD run at 9:12. Constantin did not look pleased as his players doused him in Gatorade with time still on the clock, but another drive that ended with Bedes fifth field goal of the game from 12 yards clinched it in the final minute. Despite the loss, Nill saw the Vanier Cup as prime experience for a young team. "Thats the nature of the beast -- were not mature enough yet to compete here when it counts," he sad. "This will be a huge experience for them. "But like I told the kids: thats the fifth time Ive ended up No. 2 and I cant deal with that. If you want to be No. 1, youve got to beat these guys (Laval). We were doing it on their home turf and I thought our guys did very well." ' ' '
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