The LA Chargers play their first-ever game at SoFi Stadium against the Kansas City Chiefs in Week 2.
The LA Chargers begin a new era at the brand-new SoFi Stadium against the Kansas City Chiefs… even if there will not be anyone there to watch it. The Chargers host the Chiefs in Week 2 with both teams looking to move to 2-0.
The Chiefs are heavy favorites in this game and rightfully so. They are the defending Super Bowl Champions and looked excellent in Week 1 against the Houston Texans. They had an extra three days to prepare for the Chargers, a team they have dominated in recent years.
However, anything is possible and while I would not advise my fellow Charger fans to expect a win, I would not completely rule it out, either.
The Chiefs might just be the best team in the league but the Chargers are closer than you think in overall roster talent. Here is our complete roster breakdown vs. the Chiefs in Week 2.
Special teams: Advantage, Kansas City Chiefs
Look, right off the bat, the Chiefs have the advantage in the third phase of the game. Harrison Butker is one of the best kickers in the entire league and Dustin Colquitt is one of the best punters in the league, even if he is not used often.
It is not a bad thing to have a worse special teams than the Kansas City Chiefs.
Mecole Hardman is a really good kick returner as well but I would not sleep on who the Chargers have. Joe Reed has already shown that he can make a difference on the game (his 45-yard kickoff return led the Chargers to their only touchdown) and Desmond King is no slouch returning the football on punts as well.
However, the advantage still goes to the Chiefs.