Leading up to Saturday, Maclin was listed as day-to-day with an ankle sprain. The wide receiver sustained the injury in the Chiefs’ 30–0 victory over the Houston Texans in last week’s wild card game. Maclin awkwardly went down after making a catch and needed to be helped to the sidelines. He was eventually carted off to the locker room. After the game, head coach Andy Reid called the injury a knee strain.
Maclin has tallied 1,088 receiving yards, eight touchdowns and a career-high 87 catches this season.
Kansas City also announced that linebacker Justin Houston will play against New England.
Kickoff between the Chiefs and Patriots is set for 4:35 p.m. ET on CBS.