Chiefs look to separate in the AFC West

Gerald Bentley
FiredUp Network Sports Writer


Saturday, October 21, 2023

The Chargers look to show they’re a good team

This Sunday at Arrowhead Stadium in Kansas City, MO the Kansas City Chiefs look to continue their dominance in the AFC West by essentially winning the division again by beating the LA Chargers. For what seems to be the constant story with the Chargers, in a game where the Chargers try to show they're a good team.

Going back the Phillip Rivers era, the Chargers have been a consistently talented team with a top-tier Quarterback, a set of injury-prone offensive skill players, a talented but underachieving defense that set itself apart from the league by having an amazing ability to lose close games. The move from San Diego to LA and from Rivers to Justin Herbert has done nothing to change this.

The Chargers come in after yet another close loss this time to the Cowboys, 20-17, at 2-3, while the Chiefs come in at less impressive than expected 5-1 riding an improved defense to the wins. This game despite being this early should wrap the Division for the Chiefs with a win. They'll move to 6-1 with a probable win next week against the reeling Broncos taking them to 7-1 before a challenge against the Miami Dolphins in Germany in two weeks.

The teams seem to be going the wrong direction as the Chargers are essentially playing 17 road games this year and are already disappointed in their season. The Chiefs seem to be putting things together with Rashee Rice seeming to come together and Mercole Hardman returning from the NY Jets for almost nothing to help the one weak spot on the team the Wide Receiver. If Rice and Hardman can give Patrick Mahomes a pair of options to go with Travis Kelce the Chiefs could be on their way to the #1 seed again. 

In addition the Chiefs Defense gets some help as their top Free Agent acquisition Charles Omenihu is back to give Chris Jones some help. This is going to make things even harder for Herbert on Sunday.