Why the Chiefs ugly win over the Chargers was a thing of beauty
The Chargers Haven’t Changed
I know some Chiefs fans are bothered by the fact that part of the reason that the Chiefs won this game was that the Chargers repeatedly shot themselves in the foot. While I understand that there would have been something great about the Chargers playing as good as they possibly can and still beating them, the fact that they helped beat themselves is a good thing for the long term prospects of the AFC West as well.
Every year we are told “this is the year” that the Chargers will put it all together and be a force in the AFC. Then every season they get crippled by injuries and then add insult to (literal) injury and shoot themselves in the foot in some new imaginative way as only they can. Sunday was no different. Joey Bosa missed the game with a foot injury that people are worried could be more serious than they originally thought. Their wideouts dropped multiple big play passes. They gave up a special teams touchdown and botched a punt of their own that gave the Chiefs first and goal.
Basically, it was the same old Chargers that we’ve known the past several years. If that’s the team that is supposed to give the Chiefs the most competition for the AFC West this season then the Chiefs are in great shape. I’m not saying the Chiefs are a shoo-in for the AFC West. I’m not even saying that the Chargers won’t be in contention for the division when they come to Arrowhead in December. What I am saying is that this story that we’ve been sold about this “being the year that the Chargers put it all together” certainly looks more like wishful thinking than fact at this point.
The Chiefs have their flaws. There are going to be bumps in the road this season, both with the defense and KC’s young quarterback. But what we learned on Sunday is that the sky is the limit with this offense and that the Chargers are still the same team that Kansas City has owned since Andy Reid rolled into town.
So instead of stressing out over what went wrong on Sunday enjoy the fact that the entire NFL community is buzzing about Patrick Mahomes, Tyreek Hill, and the Kansas City Chiefs offense. We have dreamed about having this kind of quarterback and this kind of offense our entire lives. The fact that Sunday’s win confirmed our hopes and dreams about their potential is reason enough to celebrate. The fact that the Chargers laid an egg on Sunday is just icing on the cake.
So what do you think Chiefs fans? Were you as satisfied with this win as I was or did the negatives take some of the wind out of your sails? I’d love to hear your thoughts in the comments below.
As always, thanks for reading and GO CHIEFS!