About freaking time right??? In the third quarter, it felt like the light bulbs went on for all the Kansas City Chiefs players in Week 6. The defense started to actually stop people, and the offense started humming right along. This is the team we were expecting. Of course, I am ignoring the turnover-laden first quarter, but I’m pretty good at ignoring things when I want to.
Regardless, I’m feeling a lot better after this week especially since the Bills and Chargers both lost. That really helped out the Chiefs. Thanks guys. But before I dive into that, let’s look at our other AFC West divisional foes and see how Week 6 treated them…
Los Angeles Chargers
The Los Angeles Chargers had the marquee matchup of the weekend when they took on the red hot Baltimore Ravens. I was expecting an incredible dual between Justin Herbert and Lamar Jackson. Honestly, if the Chiefs had started to blow out Washington, the thought crossed my mind to switch to this game. That is until I saw the score. I mean…come on. I really thought the Chargers were going to win this game. The Ravens had a ton of injuries this year and the Chargers were just looking unstoppable.
Wow was I wrong. I kind of think this just makes the AFC wide open. Is there a true standout team? The overall performance from the Chargers was disappointing. Brandon Staley’s aggressiveness backfired against the Ravens and Herbert looked utterly confused for the majority of the game.
The Chargers were shut down that there aren’t even any notable highlights from the game. It’s probably a good thing that the Chargers are now headed into their bye week. They need a breather to put that dud behind them before they hit the long stretch of the schedule.
Luckily, the Chargers are entering their bye quite healthy. They did not have any notable injuries following the loss to the Ravens and will be able to use this time to reset and get even healthier.