2. Mike Hughes
L'Jarius Sneed is not going to be suiting up for the Chiefs on Thursday night. Sneed tragically lost his brother and had been away from the team to spend time with his family. We want to send our thoughts and prayers to Sneed and his family, as this is much bigger than the game of football.
With Sneed not playing we are going to see a lot of Mike Hughes in this game. Hughes is the primary backup for Sneed and played 64 total defensive snaps last week against the Raiders. That was only two snaps fewer than his previous six games combined.
The Chargers exposed Hughes last time these two teams squared off and it would be in the team's best interest to target him as much as possible yet again. Hughes is someone who gets targeted often when is he on the field and other teams have had success in doing so. Heck, against the Raiders he was targeted 11 times and allowed eight receptions.
Last time these two teams squared off the LA Chargers targeted Hughes seven times in the passing game. Hughes was lined up against Mike Williams for most of the game and allowed five receptions for 53 yards and two touchdowns. The yardage was not bad, but he was responsible for allowing two Charger touchdowns.