LA Chargers News

Chargers: Bold predictions for Mexico City game against the Chiefs

KANSAS CITY, MO - DECEMBER 16: Running back Melvin Gordon #28 of the Los Angeles Chargers carries the ball as cornerback Steven Nelson #20 of the Kansas City Chiefs defends during the game at Arrowhead Stadium on December 16, 2017 in Kansas City, Missouri. (Photo by Peter Aiken/Getty Images)
KANSAS CITY, MO - DECEMBER 16: Running back Melvin Gordon #28 of the Los Angeles Chargers carries the ball as cornerback Steven Nelson #20 of the Kansas City Chiefs defends during the game at Arrowhead Stadium on December 16, 2017 in Kansas City, Missouri. (Photo by Peter Aiken/Getty Images)
facebooktwitterreddit
1 of 3
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 Los Angeles Chargers head to Mexico City to face the Kansas City Chiefs on Monday Night Football.

The Chargers will play back-to-back primetime games against divisional rivals, following up their loss on Thursday Night Football against the Oakland Raiders with an international Monday Night Football game against the Chiefs.

With a record of 4-6, it’s now or never for the Chargers to get going if they want to make a playoff run. They are only two games behind the Chiefs, but with two games remaining against them, there’s the possibility to catch up if they manage to sweep Kansas City for the first time since 2013.

Before revealing the bold predictions for the game against the Chiefs, let’s recap last week’s bold predictions:

  • Casey Hayward allows no receptions for a third game in a row: Wrong.
  • Mike Badgley keeps it going: Wrong.
  • Two different receivers reach 100 yards: Wrong.

The first two bold predictions came very close to fruition. Hayward only allowed one reception for seven yards to former Charger Tyrell Williams early in the first quarter. He spent the remainder of the game locking down whoever he was covering.

The exact words in last week’s article for the second bold prediction were these:

This week, Badgley will keep showing what he’s made of and go perfect, as well as kicking at least five different kicks, be it field goals or extra points. And let’s hope it’s more of the latter.

Badgley went perfect for the game, and he certainly kicked more extra points than field goals. But at the end of the game, he only kicked four kicks, one short of the prediction. Three of the four kicks were extra points.

Philip Rivers had a costly interception in the red zone, which, had it not happened, the most likely outcome for that drive would have been an easy kick for Badgley to make this bold prediction come true.

Speaking of Rivers, he had one of his worst games in recent memory. He barely eclipsed 200 passing yards, making it nearly impossible for two different receivers to reach 100 yards receiving.

Up next are the bold predictions for Week 11’s game in Mexico City against the Chiefs.

facebooktwitterreddit