We’re hours away from kickoff, and it’s the San Diego Chargers that stand between the Kansas City Chiefs and a 10-1 record.
Sure, an undefeated season is off the table after the loss to Denver, but Kansas City still has a lot to play for—and that’s putting it mildly.
With a win this weekend, the Chiefs can go a long way towards re-establishing the momentum they had before losing to Denver last week. Speaking of Denver, the Broncos come into town next Sunday, and heading into that game at 10-1 would be a whole lot better for the Chiefs than playing Denver on a two game losing streak.
There’s a lot on the line and a lot to look forward to, but first thing’s first, Kansas City has to take care of the Chargers.
Earlier today, I answered some questions from Bolt Beat writer Conor Cahill regarding your beloved Chiefs. In return, I sent him some questions on the Chargers.
Want to know more about Kansas City’s opponents this weekend? Read on.
Honestly, I didn’t even expect the offense to play half as well this season. If we can end the season with an improved and trustworthy offense, and a much-needed high draft pick, then I’m happy.
2. Do you believe Philip Rivers can lead this team to a Super Bowl?
I’m on the fence about this one. Like I said, the offense has improved tremendously this year. He has shown the ability to be very successful in multiple offenses and he definitely hasn’t lost his Pro-Bowl ability. The problem I have with Rivers is that he always seems to force a play that loses us the game. The ‘gunslinger’ quarterback can win the Super Bowl, so my answer is yes, but he will need lots of luck.
3. Which young players are Chargers fans most excited about?
On offense, I really like what I’ve seen from tight end Ladarius Green. He is a freak athlete and has done a tremendous job improving his route running and catching ability. He is starting to get some more playing time too, so look out for him on Sunday. On defense, I have to say strong safety Brandon Taylor. He has been a healthy inactive for most of the year, but the safety play has been so atrocious, the coaching staff might give him a shift this week. I’m more excited for the fact that Marcus Gilchrist might not play as many snaps this week.
4. What is the Chargers strength, and how can they use that to beat the Chiefs?
The Chargers O-line has been impressive this year; 4th best in the league in sacks allowed. The Chiefs defense has struggled lately when they aren’t able to get pressure. If the Chargers O-line plays well, they could pave a huge path for Philip Rivers and Co. The Chargers can only win games with offense so if the O-line plays well it will be a huge advantage.
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