The Los Angeles Chargers will head to Kansas City on Thursday night to take on the Kansas City Chiefs in a game that could have division implications.
The Los Angeles Chargers did not look great in the team’s win over the Cincinnati Bengals on Sunday but were still able to stay within one game of the Kansas City Chiefs.
But still, Sunday did not feel like a win for Charger fans. Despite now having the second-best record in the AFC, the Chargers were unable to gain grown on the Chiefs in the AFC West. The Baltimore Ravens had the win in their hands before Patrick Mahomes and Tyreek Hill ruined the fun and eventually won in overtime.
A loss there for the Chiefs would have given the two sides the same record entering Thursday. With the Chiefs owning the tiebreaker, this would have given the Chargers a chance to take over sole possession of first place in the AFC West.
Instead, the Chargers will play Thursday’s game not only to tie the division at 11-3 but to prove to everyone that the team can beat the elite teams in the league.
Heck, it still could have implications as the Chiefs have a tough road game in Seattle the following week. The Chiefs could lose that game and if the Chargers win out, would give the Chargers the AFC West and the number one seed in the AFC.
Before getting ahead of ourselves, we have to look towards the Chargers matchup against the Kansas City Chiefs. The Chargers have lost nine games in a row to the Chiefs with the last win coming on Dec. 29, 2013.
Here are three reasons why the Los Angeles Chargers are going to snap that losing streak on Thursday.