3 reasons why the Chiefs are a very beatable opponent for the Chargers

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3. The Chargers are built to slow down the Chiefs' passing attack

When all is right, the Chargers' defense is literally built to slow down Patrick Mahomes and the Chiefs. With the pieces the Chargers have on defense, and the pieces on offense that the Chiefs might be missing, this may not be the typical Chiefs offensive explosion that we see on a weekly basis.

The big x-factor is Derwin James, who is the team's resident Travis Kelce stopper. That is not to say that Kelce won't do anything but James keeps Kelce from taking over the game and that is huge. Look at last season's matchup at SoFi Stadium as a perfect example. As soon as Derwin went out, Kelce started to explode.

Without the presence of Tyreek Hill, the Chargers' defense can definitely contain this Chiefs' receiving corps as well. Asante Samuel Jr. is playing at a really high level this season and Michael Davis at least has the athleticism to keep up with a Mecole Hardman. Bryce Callahan has been one of the best slot corners in the sport this season.

Keep in mind as well that Juju Smith-Schuster is most likely not playing in this game after suffering a concussion last week. Hardman and Marquez Valdes-Scantling both did not practice on Wednesday, either. Their statuses for Week 11 are up in the air.

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Patrick Mahomes has averaged 257.8 yards and 2.25 touchdowns per game against the Chargers in his career while completing 62.89% of his passes. The only team he has a lower completion percentage against with at least two starts is the Indianapolis Colts.