Chargers VS Chiefs Prediction

  • LA Chargers at KC Chiefs (LAC -1)

The Chargers are by far one of the hottest teams in the NFL right now. The Chiefs on the other hand, have been up and down. Now when the Chiefs are on their A game, they are one of the best teams in the league. Earlier this Season the Chiefs beat the Chargers in LA by 2 touchdowns. But frankly, these teams are not the same as they were at the beginning. The Chargers are 7-3 since their loss to the Chiefs. These teams come into the games very similar on offense. Chargers ranking 5th in total offense while the Chiefs rank 6th. I would get a very tiny edge to the Chiefs offense in this game because 1. They are at home and 2. they have a much higher ceiling when they are on their A game. The Chiefs have so many good weapons. If you were to argue for the better QB in this game in Chargers' Phillip Rivers, I wouldn't fight with you. The Chargers rank 3rd in passing offense this year.

Now comparing each teams defense, its night and day. The Chiefs Defense is terrible ranking 28th, the Chargers good offense could light them up, especially in the passing game. The Chargers Defense has been above average ranking 10th. So depending on which Chiefs offense shows up, the Chargers defense can match em up fairly well. 

Despite the Chiefs potential offensive talent, they are inconsistent with QB Alex Smith and that defense is trash. And against a hot team against the Chargers in a division game, I doubt the Chiefs can pull this one out. KC keeps it competive at home. but Chargers take the win and the division lead.

  • Prediction: Chargers 30 - Chiefs 23