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Chargers: Bold predictions for Week 17 game against the Chiefs

KANSAS CITY, MISSOURI - DECEMBER 13: Running back Austin Ekeler #30 of the Los Angeles Chargers carries the ball as cornerback Kendall Fuller #23 of the Kansas City Chiefs defends during the game at Arrowhead Stadium on December 13, 2018 in Kansas City, Missouri. (Photo by David Eulitt/Getty Images)
KANSAS CITY, MISSOURI - DECEMBER 13: Running back Austin Ekeler #30 of the Los Angeles Chargers carries the ball as cornerback Kendall Fuller #23 of the Kansas City Chiefs defends during the game at Arrowhead Stadium on December 13, 2018 in Kansas City, Missouri. (Photo by David Eulitt/Getty Images) /
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JACKSONVILLE, FLORIDA – DECEMBER 08: Derek Watt #34 of the Los Angeles Chargers celebrates after scoring a touchdown during the second quarter of a game against the Jacksonville Jaguars at TIAA Bank Field on December 08, 2019 in Jacksonville, Florida. (Photo by James Gilbert/Getty Images)
JACKSONVILLE, FLORIDA – DECEMBER 08: Derek Watt #34 of the Los Angeles Chargers celebrates after scoring a touchdown during the second quarter of a game against the Jacksonville Jaguars at TIAA Bank Field on December 08, 2019 in Jacksonville, Florida. (Photo by James Gilbert/Getty Images) /

Chargers bold prediction: The Chargers drop the Chiefs to the fourth seed

This is a bold prediction that will need extra help from outside this game to happen. Many Chiefs fans have been clamoring on social media for the Chiefs to rest Patrick Mahomes and other stars, and have been quick to underestimate the Chargers.

It’s hard to blame them, after the development of the 2019 season. Still, the Chiefs narrowly won earlier in the season in Mexico City thanks to some turnovers and offensive failures from the Chargers, who played some stellar defense against one of the best offenses in the league.

Those Chiefs fans will think again next time when dismissing the Chargers as a threat, as the Chargers will beat them to help out the Texans get the third seed.

Chargers bold prediction: Derek Watt scores again

Watt has been one of the brightest spots for the Chargers so far this season. He is co-leading the NFL in special teams tackles and may very well finish the season as the sole leader. When he is on the field at fullback, the offense and the rushing game seem to work better.

He finally scored his first NFL touchdown in his four year career in the Chargers’ big win against Jacksonville earlier in the season. Against the Chiefs, he will get his second one.

Watt can do it all, and be it with a carry, a reception or a fumble recovery, he will once again get the appreciation that a fullback rarely gets, but usually deserves.

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