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Chargers at Chiefs: Llaves

By Ernie Padaon

Oct 31, 2011; Kansas City, MO, USA; San Diego Chargers running back Ryan Mathews (24) runs with the ball as Kansas City Chiefs outside linebacker Tamba Hali (91) attempts to defend in the first quarter at Arrowhead Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Denny Medley-US PRESSWIRELlaves means keys in Spanish if you had no idea. Just in case, we have some people in Canada and other countries that follow this site.

Here are the llaves to winning this thing and shutting these KC fans up. They have a bit of confidence right now after beating the Saints, but we can crush that confidence by beating them down.

First rule of winning, don’t turn the ball over. Second rule of winning, don’t turn the ball over!!!!!

Philip Rivers was back to his sharing ways against the Atlanta Falcons, giving up the ball twice. He has to be patient and swallow the ball if he any make the throw. Problem is, he thinks he can make those throws and sometimes he actually makes those completions.

Of course it is not just Philip that we need to worry about. Ryan Mathews has to put some super glue on the gloves. Hold onto the football and make big plays. Jackie Battle will be licking his chops, hoping that he can get in the game to beat on his former team. Jackie needs to get some reps, because he has extra motivation and will probably have another big day.

The offensive line needs to step up big. They have to get Philip some time. Philip’s struggles start with the offensive line. If he has to play happy feet, then he tends to struggle. Give him time and the offense will flourish.

On defense, force Matt Cassel to beat us. We don’t need Jamaal Charles running wild like he did against the New Orleans Saints. Force them to pass and we will likely force a turnover from Cassel. We will need a big game from the defense and special teams to create short fields. The offense could struggle keeping Tamba Hali off of Philip.

It’s going to be a battle!