LA Chargers: Offense must be better to compete with Chiefs

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After barely beating the Cincinnati Bengals in Week 1, the LA Chargers will have a much tougher task against the Kansas City Chiefs in Week 2.

The LA Chargers were able to sneak out a close win against the Cincinnati Bengals on the road in the Week 1. With it being a road game in Week 1, the Chargers winning was a good sign, but it wasn’t a very good game for the team.

Overall, the offense for the Chargers looked very mediocre, but the defense showed up and performed nicely. The play of the quarterback position is going to be monitored every week for the Chargers, as they could have some quarterback controversy going on all season unless Tyrod Taylor is able to impress.

In Week 1, Taylor was not able to do that, as he totaled just 208 passing yards in the win. While that might have been enough to get past the Bengals, it will not be enough to beat the Chiefs.

The defending Super Bowl Champions were able to have an relatively easy win in Week 1 against the Houston Texans, as they certainly looked like they picked up right where they left off.

Since the Chiefs played on Opening Night, they have had some extra time to rest and prepare for the Chargers in Week 2. This is obviously not good for the Chargers, as the Chiefs are extremely talented and are going to be a decent favorite on the road.

For the Chargers, they must find a way to get their offense going with Taylor against the Chiefs, as you have to score close to 30 points if you expect to beat them. Even though it wasn’t a good Week 1, things can turn around for the Chargers.

Los Angeles has a lot of weapons on the offensive side of the ball too, and Taylor must utilize them. Also, keeping a balanced attack with a nice running game will hopefully help limit the amount of time Patrick Mahomes is on the field.

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Judging from what we saw last week, the Chargers’ offense must be a lot better if they are going to want to have a chance to win.