The LA Chargers took care of business in Week 14 against the New York Giants and now head into the biggest game of the season on a short week against the Kansas City Chiefs. The Bolts host the Chiefs on Thursday Night Football and the fate of the AFC West is likely going to be determined on Thursday night.
If the Chargers win then they will have the same record as the Chiefs and with the tiebreaker, would be the top team in the division. However, the Bolts would still need to win out to win the division or hope for another Chiefs' loss.
If the Chiefs win then they will essentially clinch the division. Kansas City would have a two-game lead over the Chargers and would take the tiebreaker in their favor. The Chargers would need to win out and the Chiefs would have to lose two of the last three. That is not going to happen, thus showing why this game is so important.
The LA Chargers should get the job done against the Chiefs on Thursday Night Football.
While the Chiefs are the betting favorites in this game and are probably the widespread choice to win this game, the Bolts absolutely have what it takes to beat the Chiefs. Not only that, but you can argue that the Chargers should actually be favored in this game.
Granted, anything can happen and the last thing we are trying to do is declare an early victory against a team as good as Kansas City. But when it all comes down to it, there are three compelling reasons why the Bolts should beat the Chiefs and take control of the AFC West.
Let's jump into the first reason.