Win or lose, when the Kansas City Chiefs are finished with their game against the Tennessee Titans tomorrow, a few players may want to stay behind in the locker room to watch the afternoon game between the San Diego Chargers and the Cincinnati Bengals.
By now you all know the situation. The Chiefs can clinch the AFC West title tomorrow if they win and the Chargers lose. If the Chiefs win and the Chargers win, then the Chiefs will have to beat the Oakland Raiders next week at Arrowhead. If the Chiefs lose and the Chargers win…well, we’re not going to talk about that.
I am not trying to look past the importance of the Chiefs winning tomorrow. I am by no way saying that the Titans will be easy to defeat but the fact that Kansas City has to take care of business tomorrow goes without saying.
What I am most interested in, is the game that will happen in Cincinnati. On paper the Chargers should destroy the Bengals. Cinci has won only 3 games all year and the Chargers are one of the most talented teams in the league and are fighting for a playoff spot.
Still, the Bengals are a dangerous team that is only one year removed from the playoffs itself. Cincinnati also swept the Ravens and the Steelers last year which anyone will tell you is no small task.
One thing working in KC’s favor tomorrow is that the Chargers have to leave the comfort and sunny weather of San Diego to travel to cold Cincinnati Ohio.
According to weather.com, Cincinnati will be enjoying some snow showers tomorrow and the temperature at kickoff will be about 30 degrees and it will feel like 19 degrees.
Will the cold weather and snow throw San Diego off their game? It is possible. The Bolts are only 2-4 on the road this season and are susceptible to mental lapses so anything that can throw the Chargers off their game and make them uncomfortable could really help the Chiefs.
If the Chiefs win tomorrow, will you be scoreboard watching?