Readying themselves for Thursday's primetime matchup against the Kansas City Chiefs, the Chargers' Tuesday injury report includes two of the Bolts' running backs: Austin Ekeler (neck/concussion) and Melvin Gordon (knee).
Los Angeles trails the Chiefs by just one game in the hunt for top spot in the AFC West after posting SU wins in nine of their past 10 outings. The Chargers, led by the ageless Philip Rivers, seek to punch their playoff ticket and avenge their season-opening loss to Kansas City. He went off for 169 yards and two touchdowns in the season opener against LA and will be a must-start.
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The Chiefs never got the ball back on offence. Kansas City won its first five games, put together a four-game winning streak after its first loss and is now on a three-game winning streak heading into Thursday's matchup.
That didn't stop Patrick Mahomes and Travis Kelce from doing their thing. Still, the stars did not quite align for the Chiefs to fully put the game away and, in the final minutes, it was all Chargers.
With Tyreke Hill less than 100% I think we see Kelce much more involved in tonight's game. He was sensational in his last full season of play after registering 77 tackles and returning two of his four interceptions for touchdowns. Who is going to slow him down?This is the time we do it. Reid, who is eighth in National Football League history with 194 wins, has fielded good teams with plenty of talent but this particular Chiefs team - with Mahomes under center - seems like his best chance at a Super Bowl, as it is still one of the best teams in the AFC, despite the loss.
If Rivers has to match Mahomes sling for sling in a no-holds-barred football arms race, his chances of leading the Chargers to victory could be compromised, especially if his running back duo is sidelined.
The Chiefs hope wide receiver Kelvin Benjamin, who was cut by the Bills and signed with Kansas City last week, will be active for the game. They also weren't happy with a time out the Chiefs took with eight seconds left.