November 17, 2013; Denver, CO, USA; Kansas City Chiefs wide receiver Dwayne Bowe (82) walks off the field after the game against the Denver Broncos at Sports Authority Field at Mile High. The Broncos defeated the Chiefs 27-17. Mandatory Credit: Kyle Terada-USA TODAY Sports

Chargers at Chiefs: odds, prediction and preview

Sunday afternoon, the 9-1 Kansas City Chiefs will look to rebound after suffering their first loss of the season this past weekend when they welcome in the 4-6 San Diego Chargers into Arrowhead.

It was a bit of a wake-up call for first-year head coach Andy Reid, QB Alex Smith and the rest of the Chiefs when they were defeated by another AFC West foe, the Denver Broncos, on Sunday Night Football. The 10-point loss wasn’t entirely indicative of how the game went, as the Chiefs absolutely showed the makings of a legitimate contender in the NFL landscape, something that some had doubted.

While the chances of the Chargers making a run at the AFC West are virtually impossible with the way Denver and Kansas City are playing, they could still use a win here for confidence. They’ve lost three straight, although all three were by a close margin. This isn’t a bad team by any stretch, but they just can’t seem to figure out their way around some crucial situations.

Date: Nov. 24

Start Time: 1pm ET

Location: Kansas City, MO

Stadium: Arrowhead Stadium

TV Info: CBS

Odds: Chiefs -5

Prediction: Even in defeat, this Kansas City team did indeed show signs of being a legitimate contender. Under a coach like Reid, a second loss in a row isn’t something that I see happening, especially with the inconsistencies of the Chargers.

Chiefs 28, Chargers 24

Who do you think comes out of this AFC West showdown with the victory? Sound off in the comments section below with your thoughts and predictions.

Tags: Kansas City Chiefs NFL San Diego Chargers

  • Mark Browning

    Wow, Jack, you’ve given us so much insightful analysis here. It “isn’t something that I see happening.” Yeah, that really sheds a lot of light on the matter. How about actually SAYING SOMETHING–like why do you think the Chiefs will score 4 TDs and allow more points than they’ve allowed to anyone other than the Broncs. Or did you just pull those numbers out of the air? Sorry if I’m harsh, but it seems like the commented-upon should have more substance than the commenters.

  • supersurge619er

    If our defense steps up including the “secondary” and make tackles , limit stupid penalties do some hard hitting I think we can pull it off but we aren’t a bad team we can put up points its just our D keeps giving up points I just hop we pull it together and if not screw it I still keep it chargers well just get better and more draft picks next year to get this team were we all want it to be