Dawkins, Mathews out Sunday

DENVER -- As expected, Denver safety Brian Dawkins is inactive against Kansas City. He has a neck injury that kept him out of practice all week.

The San Diego Union-Tribune reports that running back Ryan Mathews will not play Sunday. He has been bothered by a calf injury. Mathews had a breakout season in his second NFL season. He had 1,091 yards rushing and he averaged 4.9 per carry.

As expected, Oakland receiver Jacoby Ford and safety Michael Huff are active and expected to play against San Diego.

San Diego linebackers coach Chuck Pagano is expected to take the UCLA defensive coordinator job.