LA Chargers 2020 opponent preview: Kansas City Chiefs

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How the LA Chargers can beat the Kansas City Chiefs: Send the house at Patrick Mahomes

Patrick Mahomes is the better quarterback in the NFL. Period. He is also the most talented young quarterback that we have ever seen in the league. As long as he stays healthy and does not prematurely retire, he is going to go down on the Mount Rushmore of all-time greats. Yes, it has only been two years, but you know greatness when you see it.

For that reason, the Chiefs are always going to be a huge hurdle to overcome, especially now when the team still has Mahomes on his rookie contract and can afford to surround him with the weapons.

The Chargers have had some success in their encounters with Mahomes in limiting his production. As long as the team is mostly healthy, the Chargers have a good enough secondary to keep up with Kansas City’s weapons.

But the Chargers cannot take that “bend, don’t break” mentality into a game against the Chiefs. This is an offense that is so talented that it will eventually break the defense, and without a high-powered, gunslinging offense, the Chargers cannot allow the Chiefs to muster any sort of offensive momentum.

The team has to play really risky and bold and send the house at Patrick Mahomes and send it often. It is not as easy as it seems, but with so many great athletes on the defense and the best edge-rusher combination in the league, the Chargers can get pressure on Mahomes.

The Chargers have to disrupt drives at their start. That is the only way that they win a game against the Chiefs as the team’s best friend is going to be getting the ball, draining the clock and not allowing the Chiefs’ offense to get in a rhythm.

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It is not going to be easy in the slightest. That is why they are Super Bowl Champions.