Kansas City Chiefs Rightly Favored Against San Diego Chargers

Jamaal Charles, Jarret Johnson

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The Kansas City Chiefs‘ loss to Peyton Manning and the Denver Broncos Sunday is water under the bridge. The Chiefs went back to practice Wednesday, refocused on quarterback Philip Rivers and the 4-6 San Diego Chargers whom they will meet at Arrowhead Stadium in Kansas City this Sunday.

Kansas City just brought on Kyle Love from the New England Patriots to play in probably a nose guard position, according to head coach Andy Reid. Love arrives to play in a week where the Chiefs are eager to get back to winning games, and Kansas City fans are eager to see what kind of life he can breathe into the Chiefs’ game.

According to Chiefs linebacker Tamba Hali, the team is in a good place mindset-wise and right where it needs to be to take on the “next team”.

The Chiefs certainly suffered some disappointment after their first regular season loss, but they still have better than a fighting chance as they progress through what’s left of the season at the AFC West division title. And they’re well refocused already. According to Kansas City quarterback Alex Smith, the team “still [has] everything ahead of [them].”

True, the Chiefs’ schedule gets increasingly more difficult as the season progresses, and they shouldn’t take any game lightly starting with the divisional game against the Chargers Sunday.

Fortunately for the Chiefs, they return home for Sunday’s game and are then again at home they face the Broncos again.

For the first time in over 10 years, Kansas City is favored over the Chargers Sunday, and they have an opportunity to start showing how well they bounce back after their first loss of the NFL season.

As for me, my money is on the Chiefs.

Jonathan W. Crowell is a writer and an online sports blogger for Rantsports.com. Follow him on Twitter @JW_Crowell, “like” him on Facebook, or add him to your network on Google.


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