In the last few years, Chargers vs Chiefs matchups have been games of epic performances and superhuman quarterbacks. Despite how entertaining these matchups are, the Chargers have lost to the Chiefs in recent years each time they’ve played. The first Chargers vs Chiefs game won’t be played until Week 7, and it begs the question, will the Chargers finally be able to pull out a “W” against the Chiefs?
Give us your Chargers vs Chiefs Predictions Below!
The Chargers vs Chiefs Matchups Are Magic
There’s something in the air when these two teams play and each of the games last season was full of amazing moments. We can’t forget the Justin Herbert rib injury in Week 2, when he still managed to throw a dart to Josh Palmer, resulting in a touchdown to keep them in the game.
And in Week 11 there was the 50-yarder to Palmer, further demonstrating Herbert’s crazy arm talent. And then was that Travis Kelce play in Week 11, where even when he had safety Derwin James covering him, he was still somehow 100% open, and he got the touchdown late in the game. There’s so much talent on both teams that whenever they play, it’s hard not to be completely locked in, unable to properly breathe until it’s over.
So What About This Season?
The Chiefs have plenty of returning veterans like Patrick Mahomes, Kelce, and linebacker Willie Gay, in addition to second-year talent who brought their A game in their rookie seasons, like running back Isiah Pacheco and defensive end George Karlaftis.
Then there are the new additions like linebacker Drue Tranquill, who was on fire for the Chargers last year, right tackle Jawaan Taylor, and some of the rookie talent like defensive end Felix Anudike-Uzomah, who had 22 sacks throughout his time at Kansas State, and receiver Rashee Rice, who had career-highs in receiving yards (1,344) and receiving touchdowns (10) in his last year at SMU.
The Chargers definitely have some great returning veterans as well like Herbert, Mike Williams, Keenan Allen, Austin Ekeler(?), edge rushers Joey Bosa and Khalil Mack, as well as some new additions like middle linebacker Eric Kendricks and rookies with size like Quentin Johnston and speed like Tuli Tuipulotu. Any matchup between these two is going to be a battle and as long as everyone on the Chargers roster is healthy, and I’m crossing my fingers and toes that they are by then, just maybe it’ll be the Chargers’ year.