Prior to the Kansas City Chiefs returning a Week 17 favor, the San Diego Chargers were being hailed as one of the top teams in the NFL.
And on the seventh Week, the football gods created silence.
It’s not that the assertion is wrong. The Chargers are a legitimate threat to every team on any given Sunday.
It’s just that Kansas City’s pre-Week 7 record was misleading. The Chiefs’ last two defeats were one-possession losses in the homes of perennial playoff contenders.
This time, they flipped the script.
Eight takeaways stemmed from Week 7.