Week 15 Game Scout: Chargers at Chiefs

17 December, 2017, 04:08 | Author: Elena Meyer
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In fact, the AFC West crown was all but being given to them with the Chargers, Oakland Raiders, and Denver Broncos nowhere to be found. Even Chargers quarterback Philip Rivers admitted he was surprised with how drastically Kansas City fell back to the pack.

Prior to the season, many around the National Football League thought the Chargers could be a serious threat even though they went 5-11 last season, which cost coach Mike McCoy his job.

In the past two weeks, the Chiefs have gotten back to what helped them win the first five games: big plays. The Chargers could make life very tough for the Chiefs if they win though, with Buffalo owning a tie-breaker over them and both the Titans and Ravens having a better record...

The Chiefs need a big game by Peters against the high-powered Chargers.

No team has been in more inconsistent form this year that the Kansas City Chiefs. Fernando Ramirez looks at the Chargers while Derek Togerson deals with the Chiefs keys to victory.

When these two teams met back in Week 3, the Chiefs were being billed as a Super Bowl contender while the Chargers were just trying to figure out a way to keep opposing fans from making every game a road game.

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The Chiefs appear to be in a freefall with six losses in their last eight games, though they can come close to locking up the division title with a win.

The Chiefs, meanwhile, are 1-4 against the spread in their last five games overall and are winless at 0-4 at the betting window in their last four games after accumulating more than 350 total yards in their previous game.

The Chargers offensive line has been one of the unsung heroes of this season. This same narrative will play out if the Chiefs play in a playoff game, but with that far from a guarantee, this becomes the only game that matters. He does have one year left on his contract, but he also has a 13-32 record and his.289 winning percentage is barely better than Abe Gibron's franchise-worst.274 from 1972-74. He picked up three tackles and a sack as the Chiefs spent most of the game in a dime package with just two defensive linemen.

THIS match will be held at the raucous Arrowhead Stadium in Kansas City. The Chiefs ran out to a 16-0 half-time lead and then added ten more in the third quarter before turning the gas down. RB Melvin Gordon had a rushing touchdown last week. The schedule features two games between division opponents, one of which could determine a playoff berth. That's where Justin Houston has to get re-acquainted with Philip Rivers.

But that was the old Chargers and we have been watching a completely different team in all phases since that game.

Other things to watch for: Marcus Peters vs. Keenan Allen, Tyreek Hill reaching 1,000 yards receiving for the season (he's at 986), and playing the field position game.



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