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LA Chargers: Getting to know Week 2 opponent, the Kansas City Chiefs

MIAMI, FLORIDA - FEBRUARY 02: Patrick Mahomes #15 of the Kansas City Chiefs looks to pass against the San Francisco 49ers in Super Bowl LIV at Hard Rock Stadium on February 02, 2020 in Miami, Florida. The Chiefs won the game 31-20. (Photo by Focus on Sport/Getty Images)
MIAMI, FLORIDA - FEBRUARY 02: Patrick Mahomes #15 of the Kansas City Chiefs looks to pass against the San Francisco 49ers in Super Bowl LIV at Hard Rock Stadium on February 02, 2020 in Miami, Florida. The Chiefs won the game 31-20. (Photo by Focus on Sport/Getty Images)
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(Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images) – LA Chargers
(Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images) – LA Chargers

The LA Chargers will play their first game in the brand new SoFi Stadium against the Kansas City Chiefs in Week 2.

The LA Chargers were able to barely squeak out a victory in Week 1 against the Bengals as their kicker, Randy Bullock, missed a game-tying field goal attempt in the remaining seconds. While it wasn’t a pretty win, a win is a win, and they are hard to come by in the NFL.

As we all know the Chiefs won the 2019 Super Bowl in a comeback effort led by Super Bowl MVP Patrick Mahomes. The Chiefs are coming off of a dominating win over Deshaun Watson and the Houston Texans and it seems like the Chiefs will be the favorites to win the division and potentially make another run at a Super Bowl.

The Chiefs made a record-breaking deal with the 2018 regular season and 2019 Super Bowl MVP, Patrick Mahomes this offseason. They locked him up for the next 10 years after his rookie contract ends following the 2021 season, with a contract that is worth $450 million.

The Chiefs do not seem to be slowing down anytime soon and will be a huge threat to not only the AFC West but the entire NFL for the next decade.

LA Chargers vs. Kansas City Chiefs – Last five matchups

The Chiefs have taken four of the last five of this matchup, with the Chargers only win coming in a huge come-from-behind win back in Week 15 of the 2018 season. While the Chiefs have dominated in the win-loss column, the Chargers defense played very well against the Chiefs last season, holding Mahomes to under 200 passing yards in both games.

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