Chiefs In Unusual Position vs. Chargers

When I sat down to work out my predictions for this week’s Kansas City Chiefs matchup with the San Diego Chargers, I didn’t think anything of what I saw.ChiefsDefense

Andy Reid’s squad is favored by five points. But that’s nothing new, considering the 9-1 Chiefs have been giving points nearly every week during this fantastic ride. But then I saw a note over at Arrowhead Pride about the Chiefs not being favored over the Chargers in nearly a decade.

Is is really possible we would see two weeks in a row with something we haven’t seen in so long (or ever!)?

Against the Denver Broncos last Sunday the undefeated Chiefs were underdogs. But beyond that, they made history because it was the first time since 1990 a team 9-0 or better has been getting points.

To follow that up, the Chiefs are back to being favorites, but — depending on the book you prefer, this could be the first time the Chiefs are favored over the Chargers since 2004.

2004!

These two franchises have definitely taken very different paths this season with brand new coaching staffs. The Chargers have lost four straight and own a record of 4-6, while the Chiefs are 9-1 and sharing first place in the AFC West with the Denver Broncos.

I like the Chiefs at home Sunday, but so far this season they’ve gone 2-3 as home favorites against the spread, but 5-3 ATS overall as favorites. Meanwhile, the Chargers are 4-2 ATS as the underdog, including 1-1 on the road.

Following a week of questioning their pass rush, look for the Kansas City defense to be out for blood and the Chiefs to come out on top. But I would expect a close game and that will open the door for the Chargers to make them a winner in the eyes of Vegas.

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