Receivers need to have a field day
A huge problem that Philip Rivers and the Chargers had when it came to the Chiefs was Marcus Peters. Peters would read Rivers like a book and have multiple interceptions a game. Now Peters is no longer a problem due to the fact that he is now a Los Angeles Ram.
Another problem that would have caused the Chargers a headache is All-Pro safety Eric Berry, but his status for the game is up in the air so even if he plays this week, what kind of impact will he have? All signs are leading up to Keenan Allen having a huge season opener as he did against Chiefs in the 2016 opener when he had six receptions for yards in only two quarters. Chargers fans know Allen is one of the best receivers in the game, but now it’s time for him to show the rest of the league he is one of the best.
Mike Williams has been the most hyped receiver out of camp. During the preseason he showed flashes, but now it’s time for him to show what kind of player he will be.
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This is basically his debut since injuries have held him back during his rookie campaign. Everyone from coach Lynn to Allen has been raving about how much of a leap Williams has had from his rookie year to now.
He will mostly be a red-zone threat with his size and catch radius, which is much-needed since Hunter Henry is out for the season and Antonio Gates will need to reserve himself for the later part of the year. Williams will be heavily relied on and everyone expects him to deliver. He couldn’t ask for a better opening opponent then the depleted defensive back group of the Chiefs.
The Chiefs are the biggest threats to the Chargers’ chances to win the AFC West, but as everyone says this is the Chargers’ year. The Chiefs have a new quarterback, their defensive back group isn’t as it once was, and the Chargers have the better roster.
The Chiefs had their time as AFC West Champions, but now it’s time for the Chargers to get back where they rightfully belong, at the top of the AFC West and it all starts with dethroning the defending champs in Week 1.