Betting players would have never thought that San Diego would be looking up at Kansas City at this point in the regular season, but that is the state of affairs in the AFC West as the two get ready to clash at Qualcomm Stadium on Sunday. The Chargers will be out to avenge a 21-14 loss in Kansas City in a downpour in Week 1, but they’re coming off a tough home loss to another division rival.
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Matt Cassel’s two-yard pass to Leonard Pope for a score was the difference in a 10-6 win at home over Denver, and the Chiefs (8-4) are still unbeaten at home. Cassel was 17-of-31 for 196 yards and a touchdown, while Jamaal Charles ran for 116 yards, which is the majority of the 185 yards Kansas City racked up on the ground. Defensively, the Chiefs gave up 161 rushing yards to Knowshon Moreno, but only 247 yards in total as they put Kyle Orton in their back pocket. However, it’s not all good heading into this game: soccer betting
players will tell you how much injuries can play a role in the game, and Cassel underwent an appendectomy on Wednesday, meaning that it’s highly unlikely he’ll play. It’s Brodie Croyle time in Kansas City.
The Chargers (6-6) were down 14-0 at the end of the first quarter, and never got on track in a 28-13 loss to Oakland at home. Philip Rivers went 23-of-39 for 280 yards, a touchdown and a pick for the Chargers, who even got five first downs on penalties thanks to the undisciplined Raiders, but they couldn’t make it count. The defense was on the field for over 38 minutes, and they eventually just wore down, giving up 251 yards on the ground against the Raiders, and that was the story of the day.
had the Chargers as a touchdown favorite at home before the news on Cassel came out, and the line will likely go up a bit if he is 100% out, but the Chiefs can lean on the No.1 rushing attack in the NFL. Charles and Thomas Jones can grind up a team, and the Chargers showed last week that they could be suspect against the run. Kansas City’s defense was excellent against Denver, particularly in the secondary, and that doesn’t bode well for a San Diego team doesn’t really run the ball all that much. The injuries in San Diego are starting to take their toll on the team, and Rivers can’t continue to throw to third-string receivers. Vincent Jackson is hurt, Antonio Gates is limping….there are tough times in San Diego.
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