Chargers @ Chiefs: Players To Watch

By Dave O'Rourke
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Manti Te’o (and Donald Butler)

Nov 10, 2013; San Diego, CA, USA; Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning (18) is hit by San Diego Chargers linebacker Manti Te

Our linebackers are going to be getting a workout.  The chiefs are fast on offense and our guys are going to have their work cut out for them.  Alex Smith is a game manager.  He does a good job of finding the open guy for a 7 or 8 yd gain.  It’s those plays in that second level that we need to stop.  We all know Te’o isn’t the best of cover guys (so far) but he needs to be on Sunday.  All 4 of our backers need to make some big plays, both in coverage and coming up to stop the run, because clearly our secondary (except Weddle) can’t get it done.