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3 reasons Chargers should be favored over Chiefs in AFC West

CARSON, CA - SEPTEMBER 09: Wide receiver Tyreek Hill #10 of the Kansas City Chiefs runs the ball for a touchdown in the first quarter against the Los Angeles Chargers at StubHub Center on September 9, 2018 in Carson, California. (Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)
CARSON, CA - SEPTEMBER 09: Wide receiver Tyreek Hill #10 of the Kansas City Chiefs runs the ball for a touchdown in the first quarter against the Los Angeles Chargers at StubHub Center on September 9, 2018 in Carson, California. (Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)
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KANSAS CITY, MISSOURI – DECEMBER 13: Wide receiver Mike Williams #81 of the Los Angeles Chargers celebrates after catching the two-point conversion with 4 seconds remaining in the game to put the Chargers up 29-28 on the Kansas City Chiefs at Arrowhead Stadium on December 13, 2018, in Kansas City, Missouri. (Photo by David Eulitt/Getty Images)
KANSAS CITY, MISSOURI – DECEMBER 13: Wide receiver Mike Williams #81 of the Los Angeles Chargers celebrates after catching the two-point conversion with 4 seconds remaining in the game to put the Chargers up 29-28 on the Kansas City Chiefs at Arrowhead Stadium on December 13, 2018, in Kansas City, Missouri. (Photo by David Eulitt/Getty Images)

The Chargers won at Arrowhead last season

Not only did the Chargers win in Arrowhead on what was our top play from the 2018 season, but they snapped a nine-game losing streak against the Chiefs in the process. Had it not been for a terrible loss against Denver at home, it would have been the Chargers with home-field advantage in the playoffs.

Wins like this build confidence and though the Chargers had lost their previous four meetings at Arrowhead, there will be no reason to be intimidated about that game this year.

The Chargers were also able to pull that win out without Keenan Allen, Melvin Gordon, Austin Ekeler and Hunter Henry. Remember that word confidence? Knowing that they beat the Chiefs on the road without four of their top offensive players does nothing but create an aura of confidence.

The Chargers no longer have the big losing streak against this team hanging over their heads. They no longer have to look at Arrowhead Stadium and figure it’s likely going to be a defeat.

The Chiefs are still a very tough team to beat at home and Arrowhead remains one of the more hostile environments in the league. But last year’s victory on Thursday Night Football is one that should carry over into this season based on one vital thing…..

Confidence.

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