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KANSAS CITY, MO - AUGUST 30: Quarterback Patrick Mahomes #15 of the Kansas City Chiefs talks with quarterback Chad Henne #4 during warm-ups prior to the preseason game against the Green Bay Packers at Arrowhead Stadium on August 30, 2018 in Kansas City, Missouri. (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)
KANSAS CITY, MO - AUGUST 30: Quarterback Patrick Mahomes #15 of the Kansas City Chiefs talks with quarterback Chad Henne #4 during warm-ups prior to the preseason game against the Green Bay Packers at Arrowhead Stadium on August 30, 2018 in Kansas City, Missouri. (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)
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Prediction

The LA Chargers have won three straight games and will be looking to make it four in a row in this Week 17 matchup against the Chiefs. Justin Herbert has the chance to break some more rookie quarterback records heading into the final week of the regular season.

Herbert needs to complete six more passes to break Carson Wentz’s record of completions for a rookie quarterback and will need to throw for 341 yards to pass Andrew Luck’s passing yard record set in 2012.

He will likely break Wentz’s completion record but Luck’s record will be difficult. Herbert has had one of the greatest rookie quarterback seasons in NFL history and Anthony Lynn and Shane Steichen should do everything in their power to help Herbert break those records.

The Chargers took the defending Super Bowl champions to overtime in Herbert’s first start and with the Chiefs resting most of their top guys, they should be able to win this game. The defense has been playing better as of late and that should continue against Chad Henne and the Chiefs.

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The Chargers do not have anything to play for but this team has not given up even after being eliminated from playoff contention a few weeks ago. I expect the offense to rely on Herbert as he tries to break more rookie records and with the defense playing better lately, the Chargers should take this game. I’ll take the Chargers to take this meaningless Week 17 matchup.

LA Chargers 27, Chiefs 20

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