It’s a great storyline.
The Kansas City Chiefs and Los Angeles Chargers are sitting atop the AFC West with 7-6 records and searching for the internal track to the division crown with two games left after their showdown at Arrowhead Stadium this weekend.
The Chargers are in the midst of a four game winning streak, blowing out their opponents 131-53 in that stretch. Quarterback Philip Rivers owns three-straight 300-yard passing games and the D is playing nasty.
Kansas linebacker Derrick Johnson said he sees the two teams offenses similar with one small caveat on account that the last time the two teams met it ended with a 24-10 Chiefs win in Week three. However Kansas City coach Andy Reid is still cautious of the probability Rivers poses along with his favorite goal, huge receiver Keenan Allen.
“He’s been doing it a very long time and at a extremely high level. ” – KC HC Andy Reid on Philip Rivers
Mirrored seasons. While the Chargers began 0-4 and are now 7-2, the Chiefs season presents a reflect-graphic. The club started 5-0 before going on their 2-6 slide that put them in a battle for the AFC West.
However Kansas city showed indications of righting the ship last week with a convincing 26-15 victory over the Oakland Raiders.
Reid acknowledges that Kansas City’s offensive line faces a more difficult assignment this week dealing with San Diego’s aggressive duo of Joey Bosa and Melvin Ingram.
“They’re bringing it each snap,” Reid observed. “They’re superb with their combinations and twist games. They’re going to offer you 4 decent quarters of aggressive football.”
Saturday’s game is a “must-win” for each club.
It’s why they play the game.