Kick off: 8:30 p.m. ET
Spread: Kansas City by 4
2011 records: Kansas City 3-3, San Diego 4-2
Passing- Kansas City ranks 30th while San Diego ranks seventh. Advantage: Chargers
Rushing- Kansas City ranks seventh, San Diego comes in at 13th. Advantage: Chiefs
Passing yards against: Kansas City comes in at 17th in the league while San Diego checks in at Number three. Advantage: San Diego
Rushing yards against: Kansas City checks in at No. 21 while San Diego is ranked 25th. Advantage: Even
The San Diego Chargers are sitting alone atop the AFC West but don’t believe they’re playing their best football. The Kansas City Chiefs feel like they’re finally starting to come around after an embarrassing start, but they haven’t really been tested lately. Let’s see if this game will bring out the best in both teams.
The Chargers look to bounce back from a disappointing loss Monday night when they visit the Chiefs, who are trying to win their fourth in a row and claim a share of first place in the division.
San Diego (4-2), which saw its run of West titles end at four as Kansas City captured the crown last season, was in position to extend its winning streak to four last Sunday, leading the New York Jets 21-10 at halftime. The Chargers failed to score after the break, however, and Philip Rivers threw two fourth-quarter interceptions that led to the Jets’ last 10 points in a 27-21 road loss. ”We just need to play better and put a complete game together,” said Rivers, who finished with a season-low 179 passing yards. “We still haven’t put one together and we’re 4-2. You can look at that two ways: Obviously we’re not playing as good as we can and we’ve won four games, or we better put it together or we’re not going to get done what we want to get done.”
Kansas City’s wins haven’t come against the NFL’s top competition, however. The Chiefs (3-3) have defeated last-place teams Minnesota and Indianapolis and beat an Oakland squad last Sunday that was unsettled at quarterback. ”The great part about what this team has done is we just continue to grind and take it one game at a time,” quarterback Matt Cassel said. “You can see us get better from the start of the season till now. Hopefully we’ll just continue to make progress. We know it’s a one-game season every week.”
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