Week 16 vs. Oakland, Week 17 at Kansas City
It will be interesting to see what the Raiders have to play for at this point in the season, as that could certainly dictate how this game goes.
These two teams played in a great game this past Thursday night but the Chargers made too many mistakes in order to get the win. They will need to clean those up in a rematch with Oakland and find a way to protect Rivers much better than they did in the first game.
There’s no way the Chargers let the Raiders sweep them, right? The team will show a lot of pride in this game and be the team that many thought they would see at the beginning of the season. Outside of the win over Green Bay, this will be one of the Chargers’ best overall performances this season.
Chargers 28, Raiders 16
At Kansas City
Unlike the game against Oakland, the Chiefs will have something to play for in this game and that could be playoff positioning. If they already have the AFC West locked up (which is probable) and can’t improve their playoff positioning in this game, then we might see the likes of Matt Moore and other backups for the Chiefs.
They might still beat the Chargers if that’s the case who will have nothing more to play for than finishing at .500, a moral victory for the season at best.
We’ll say here that the Chiefs will have something to play for and want to beat the Chargers in Arrowhead to make up for the game they lost to the Chargers there last year.
Patrick Mahomes and his offense will finish the year strong while the Chargers’ season comes to an official, disappointing close.
Chiefs 34, Chargers 17
Final record: 7-9
This record would likely leave the Chargers drafting somewhere in the middle of the first round in the 2020 draft.