3 LA Chargers who must step up to beat the Chiefs in Week 15

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3. Mike Williams

We sound like a broken record at this point as Mike Williams is always included in these articles but the math is pretty simple. When Mike Williams has a big game the Chargers win. When Mike Williams cannot get involved in the offense than the Chargers typically lose.

At the time of writing this, there is still no word on whether or not Keenan Allen will be able to play in this game but with him being put on the covid-19 list last Monday there is a good chance that he will play. Regardless of if he plays or not, the Chargers have to make sure Williams gets involved.

Just look at the last time that these two teams played. Williams hauled in seven receptions for 122 yards and two touchdowns. Overall, Williams averages 88.3 yards and 5.3 receptions per game in wins with six total touchdowns. In losses, Williams averages 41.8 yards and 3.8 receptions per game.

Williams has only had one quiet game in a Chargers' win, which was on Monday Night Football against the Las Vegas Raiders. Even against the Philadelphia Eagles, where his overall numbers were not great, he had the biggest catch of the game on a deep pass from Herbert.

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While the Chiefs' defensive numbers have been better in recent weeks their defensive turnaround is a bit of a mirage. Unless they undergo serious changes, there is no reason why Williams can't have another big game against the Chiefs. It doesn't have to be a two-touchdown game but Williams is due for a 100-yard game.