Chargers and Chiefs Meet on Asinine NFL Saturday Matchup

Kansas City Chiefs

Chargers and Chiefs Battling for AFC West Crown

The Los Angeles Chargers and the Kansas City Chiefs meet at Arrowhead Stadium in a Saturday Night NFL matchup. Kick-off is set for 8:30 pm EST. NFL Network will have the coverage everywhere except the teams local markets.

The NFL is already screwing up it’s product with Thursday Night Football and for years have played on Saturdays after college is finished. This is asinine. These NFL players kill themselves on the field and playing on short rest is making injuries more common. NFL is for Sunday and Monday Night.

Oddsmakers opened the Chiefs as -1-point favorites versus the Chargers, while the game’s total opened at 46. The Chargers are now listed as 1-point favorites. The total is up to 47.

Chiefs Look to Find Early Season Mojo

Kansas City won its last outing, a 26-15 result against the Oakland Raiders on December 10. The Chiefs covered in that game as a -4.5-point favorite, while the 41 combined points took the game UNDER the total.

The club started 5-0 before their 2-6 stretch. That stretch has left them in a dog fight for the AFC West.

Kansas City showed signs of life last week with their victory over the Oakland Raiders.

The Chiefs will likely be without starting center Mitch Morse. He appears likely to miss his second straight game.  Morse re-aggravated a sprained left foot that kept him out of five games earlier this season.

Chargers are Flying High Coming Into Chiefs Game

In their last action, Los Angeles was a 30-13 winner at home against the Washington Redskins. They covered the -6.5-point spread as favorites, while the combined score (43) was profitable news for UNDER bettors.

The Chargers now sit on a four-game winning streak. The have been blowing out their opponents 131-53 in that stretch. Philip Rivers has three-straight 300-yard passing games. Los Angeles piled up 174 yards rushing last week against the Washington Redskins.

The Chargers started 0-4 and are 7-2 since and their offense is cranking out high numbers.

Chargers starting left tackle Russell Okung (knee) and starting defensive tackle Corey Liuget (toe) were limited participants in practice Tuesday and Wednesday. They are likely to play Saturday.

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Recent Form

NameRecordATSOffenseDefenseDiffATS HomeATS AwayOU RecordOU HomeOU Away
LA Chargers7-67-5-122.6418.364.283-44-1-14-92-52-4
Kansas City7-67-624.7321.453.284-23-47-63-34-3
Power Stats
Yards Per Point
NameOffenseDefenseDifferential
LAC15.7718.49-2.72
KC14.517.37-2.87
Yards Per Pass
NameOffenseDefenseDifferential
LAC11.809.362.44
KC10.6512.57-1.92
Yards Per Rush
NameOffenseDefenseDifferential
LAC3.704.86-1.16
KC4.624.420.2
Team Records

Los Angeles Chargers

NameRecordHomeAwayATSATS HomeATS AwayOffenseDefenseDiff
Overall7-64-33-37-5-13-44-1-122.9217.315.61
vs Conf4-53-21-34-4-12-32-1-121.0017.563.44
vs Div1-10-01-11-0-10-01-0-119.0020.00-1.00
Last 33-02-01-02-11-11-025.679.6716.00

Kansas City Chiefs

NameRecordHomeAwayATSATS HomeATS AwayOffenseDefenseDiff
Overall7-64-23-47-64-23-425.3122.233.08
vs Conf5-42-23-25-42-23-227.4423.224.22
vs Div1-10-01-11-10-01-127.0020.506.50
Last 31-21-10-11-21-10-122.3323.00-0.67

Supergrid

TitleStatRankStatRank
Away Team Overall Scoring vs Home Team Overall Defense22.921522.2315
Away Team Road Passing vs Home Team Home Passing Defense261.176218.8316
Away Team Road Rushing vs Home Team Home Rushing Defense98.8321127.1726
Home Team Overall Scoring vs Away Team Overall Defense25.31717.313
Home Team Home Passing vs Away Team Road Passing Defense222.8320212.8310
Home Team Home Rushing vs Away Team Road Rushing Defense101.1722118.6720

Head To Head Summary

NameRecordATSOUScoreRushYPRPACPPYTYTO +/-
LA Chargers3-74-65-519.60107.804.1934.4062.21236.60344.401.50
Kansas City7-36-45-525.40131.304.6729.7069.70212.20343.501.00

Head To Head Detail

DateAwayHomeScoreLineTotalOU ResultARYAPYATYATTHRYHPYHTYHTTAway Team AttemptsHome Team AttemptsAway Team CompletionsHome Team Completions
Sep 24, 2017KCLAC24-1018912231101042263303
Jan 1, 2017KCLAC37-2710326236511292693982
Sep 11, 2016LACKC27-331552333880833304131
Dec 13, 2015LACKC3-104423628011501793292
Nov 22, 2015KCLAC33-31532323850521492012
Dec 28, 2014LACKC7-1911224936131111402510
Oct 19, 2014KCLAC23-201542113650691822511
Dec 29, 2013KCLAC24-2714318933201862194051
Nov 24, 2013LACKC41-3810438749101142813952
Nov 1, 2012KCLAC13-3111317628941232163392

NFL Betting Trends

Team Last 5 Games

Los Angeles Chargers

DateOpponentscoreResultlineATS Resultoffensive rush yardsoffensive passing yardsoffensive total yardsdefensive rush yardsdefensive passing yardsdefensive total yardsturnoversLocation
Dec 10, 2017WAS30-13W-6.5/46.5W/U174314488651362010H
Dec 3, 2017CLE19-10W-13/45L/U9433542989202291-2H
Nov 23, 2017DAL28-6W-1/46.5W/U8143451579168247-2A
Nov 19, 2017BUF54-24W-6.5/41.5W/O146283429173220393-6H
Nov 12, 2017JAC17-20L5/40.5W/U872353221352633980A

Kansas City Chiefs

DateOpponentscoreResultlineATS Resultoffensive rush yardsoffensive passing yardsoffensive total yardsdefensive rush yardsdefensive passing yardsdefensive total yardsturnoversLocation
Dec 10, 2017OAK26-15W-4.5/48.5W/U16524340870198268-2H
Dec 3, 2017NYJ31-38L-4/44.5L/O1123624741573314880A
Nov 26, 2017BUF10-16L-8.5/47L/U551812361041642681H
Nov 19, 2017NYG9-12L-10/44.5L/U1342293631122053172A
Nov 5, 2017DAL17-28L2.5/53.5L/U682553231312443751A

Weather in
Kansas CityUnited States

Weather is Sunny  59°F

Sunny
Humidity is 34%
Wind is Southwest 14 mph
Visibility is 10.004077 mi
Pressure is N/A inHg

Forecast for Kansas City

Next up:
Los Angeles at New York Sunday, December 24
Kansas City home to Miami Sunday, December 24

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