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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) /
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CARSON, CA – SEPTEMBER 09: Quarterbacks Patrick Mahomes #15 of the Kansas City Chiefs and Philip Rivers #17 of the Los Angeles Chargers shake hands after the game at StubHub Center on September 9, 2018, in Carson, California. (Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)
CARSON, CA – SEPTEMBER 09: Quarterbacks Patrick Mahomes #15 of the Kansas City Chiefs and Philip Rivers #17 of the Los Angeles Chargers shake hands after the game at StubHub Center on September 9, 2018, in Carson, California. (Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images) /

Chargers bold prediction: The defense contains Chiefs offense to 28 points

The Chiefs possess the second-best scoring offense, with 284 points in 10 games. They average 28.4 points per game, but that’s with reigning MVP Patrick Mahomes missing two games and playing through an injury.

But with Mahomes saying he is feeling better than ever, and the elevation at Mexico City helping his rocket arm throw even further, a very high-scoring game could be in store.

The Chargers defense will have a very hard time covering Tyreek Hill, who is arguably the fastest man in the league and has developed into a very complete receiver. Travis Kelce will also present a big challenge in the middle for the safeties and linebackers.

The Chiefs have reached 28 points six times in the last eight games against the Chargers. On Monday, it will be six in the last nine.

Chargers bold prediction: Rivers and Mahomes combine for 90 attempts

The game could be very high scoring, and that could be a recipe for a busy day for both quarterbacks. It’s a rare occurrence for two quarterbacks to reach 45 attempts in the same game, but both teams will be forced to keep up.

The Chargers have been trying to establish the run every game. However, they may need to go to the air to keep up with the explosive Chiefs offense. The Chiefs themselves will look to score early and often, and their vertical offense will have Mahomes slinging it all game long. The result will be both Rivers and Mahomes combining for at least 90 passing attempts.

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