Here’s hoping for the 10-1 option.
Bouncing back is important in the NFL, and good teams find a way to respond to adversity. The Chiefs faced their first real heartache of the 2013 season losing to Denver last weekend, but a win would go a long way towards getting back on the right track.
Denver looms once more, but beating the division rival Chargers is just as important as the game next Sunday will be.
Nothing in the NFL comes easy, especially against divisional opponents, so the Chiefs will have their work cut out for them.
It’s going to be an exciting game and there’s a lot on the line. For all of your Chiefs’ needs on game day, keep it locked right here on Arrowhead Addict.
Time: Noon. CT
Where: Kansas City, MO. Arrowhead Stadium
Radio: FM 101.1 The Fox. You can listen to it live here.
Live Stream: You can watch the game after it’s done at https://gamerewind.nfl.com (subscription required)
Point Spread: Kansas City -4.5 (Bovada.lv)
Chiefs Player To Keep an Eye On: Jon Asamoah, OG
Jon Asamoah was listed as questionable by Andy Reid before the weekend and Chiefs.com has him listed as such with a shoulder. I firmly believe Kansas City’s offense is only as good as the blockers on that offensive line—both in pass and run protection—so hopefully Asamoah will be good to go. Changes on the offensive line never bode well for a team that relies on the run like Kansas City does.
Chiefs Player Who Must Step Up: Alex Smith, QB
Smith threw two touchdowns last weekend against Denver and moved the chains with his feet. He looked good despite the loss, and I’d like to see him continue to make plays for this offense. When the Chiefs move the ball through the air, they’re hard to stop. That all lies on the shoulder and arm of Smith though.
X-Factor: Pass Rush
Can the Chiefs pass rush get back on track? Even if Philip Rivers and the Chargers go with the quick release, some pressure could make a world of a difference in this game. It would be good to see this defense riding high heading into the Denver rematch.
Prediction: Chiefs: 20, Chargers: 17
Offense does enough to get the job done, but defense wins this game when it matters most.