The Los Angeles Chargers will have majority of their players available for Sunday’s showdown with the Kansas City Chiefs.
The Chargers are… healthy?
Indeed they are! A team that’s been ravaged by injuries the past few years–and that’s an understatement–is finally getting some good luck on its side. The Chargers lost Pro Bowl CB Jason Verrett, promising second-round rookie lineman Forrest Lamp and veteran guard Matt Slauson earlier in the year, but it’s been mostly quiet on the injury front, which is especially important with playoffs on the line.
And heading into Week 15’s matchup vs. the Chiefs, only CB Casey Hayward is listed as questionable with a calf injury, one that’s been lingering.
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A few others practiced in limited fashion earlier this week, but nobody else was listed on the final injury report. Starting LT Russell Okung gave us a scare when he went down with a knee injury against the Redskins a week ago, but he was able to finish the game and practice this week.
The Chargers are going to need Hayward, who is currently Pro Football Focus’ No. 1 cornerback, to play in arguably their biggest game of the season. Hayward was a guest on NFL Live today and reportedly said he was going to play.
The Chiefs have been struggling as of late, losing six of their last eight games. They did, however, play well in their win against the Oakland Raiders last week and will now host the Chargers, who they beat 24-10 in Week 3, in a loud Arrowhead Stadium. The Chargers are one-point favorites, likely because they’ve been blowing teams out, but they shouldn’t overlook a Chiefs team that has talent on both sides of the ball.