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LA Chargers: Five keys to beating the resting Chiefs

DENVER, CO - OCTOBER 25: Chad Henne #4 of the Kansas City Chiefs carries the ball for a fourth quarter touchdown against the Denver Broncos during a game at Empower Field at Mile High on October 25, 2020 in Denver, Colorado. (Photo by Dustin Bradford/Getty Images)
DENVER, CO - OCTOBER 25: Chad Henne #4 of the Kansas City Chiefs carries the ball for a fourth quarter touchdown against the Denver Broncos during a game at Empower Field at Mile High on October 25, 2020 in Denver, Colorado. (Photo by Dustin Bradford/Getty Images)
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(Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)
(Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)

3. Don’t sleep on KC’s receiver depth

Hill being out for this game is good for the Chargers, but there’s some guys that can burn this defense at wide receiver if they aren’t careful.

Mecole Hardman has the speed to be able to blow by defenses if not matched up with the right defenders. Demarcus Robinson has quietly continued to put good seasons together. 39 receptions and counting is a single season record for him as the former Florida Gator goes under the radar.

Travis Kelce is not resting in this one. That’s a huge deal for the Chargers as they don’t have someone who can comfortably cover him for most snaps. Derwin James is the guy that takes on star tight ends and he sadly has been on IR all year.

Michael Davis and a combination of other players like Rayshawn Jenkins have played decent defense on Kelce in the past. Jenkins has been declared out for this game and the secondary suffered a huge loss with Casey Hayward done for the season. No easy answers on how to stop Kelce here.

No Mahomes, Hill, or Watkins doesn’t mean this offense won’t still be a thorn in the side of the Chargers.

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