Prediction Three: Bolts sack Alex Smith four or more times
Only a handful of teams have gotten to the quarterback more than the Chargers.
Melvin Ingram and company have rounded up 37 sacks thus far with three games remaining. Not to mention, the efforts of Ingram and Joey Bosa will likely send both to the Pro Bowl.
That’s of course if the duo isn’t in the mix for a Super Bowl.
Four sacks may sound a little hefty for a road team playing in freezing conditions. Nevertheless, the Bolts have brought down opposing gunslingers a total of seven times in the last three games.
Seven may not jump out at you, but with L.A.’s dynamic duo in full stride against a Chiefs’ offensive line missing a key cog, expect there to be a holiday feast.
Prediction Four: Chargers’ largest lead of the game will be 17+ points
Rivers and company haven’t played in a close game in what feels like forever. Three of the Chargers’ last four wins have come by 17 or more.
However, this isn’t just any ol’ division game.
This is an opportunity for L.A. to accomplish something it hasn’t done in years: capture its full potential. Yes, playoffs and the Super Bowl are the end goal here, but let’s be honest, when was the last time the Bolts looked this good?
Better yet, when was the last time they set fire to the league and kept it burning throughout the playoffs?
It doesn’t matter how you answer those questions because the answer surely isn’t of the last 10 years. It’s time for the Chargers to storm into KC and take what they’ve earned: either the division lead or a heart-wrenching loss.