LA Chargers’ Week 17:
Week 17: @ Kansas City Chiefs
I’d love to see the Chargers split the season series with Kansas City, but the Arrowhead magic of 2018 isn’t happening. The only scenario where the Chargers win this game in my opinion is if the Chiefs are resting multiple starters because they locked up the No. 1 seed in the AFC. That’s about it. If there’s playoff seeding on the line, Mahomes is going to come out firing on all cylinders.
Clyde Edwards-Helaire might very well win Rookie of the Year. Andy Reid loves giving receiving volume to his running backs. The former LSU running back fell into the perfect situation in Kansas City, especially considering Damien Williams’ opt-out.
The Chargers will play a closer final game with the Chiefs did last year, especially if they’re in contention for one of those wild card spots. Kansas City really took advantage of Rivers’ sloppy interceptions, and that seems like it’ll be very different this year.
LA Chargers final record: 9-7
9-7 feels like it’s right in the middle of the Chargers’ floor and ceiling. The floor to me is around 6-10, while the ceiling is about 11-5. With 2019’s luck, they’ll be closer to the former, while 2018’s luck would put them at the latter.
My confidence in Taylor is another reason why I’m bullish on the Bolts contending for a playoff spot this year. If he can keep turnovers down, the team will be in a much better position than they were with Rivers towards the end of 2019.
The Chargers’ left side of the offensive line is their biggest question mark while their defense is their biggest strength. I’m super excited to see what Murray and Drue Tranquill do at the linebacker position.
What’s your final record prediction for the Chargers? Let me know in the comments below.