Big Week 8 Matchup


The Chargers take on the 3-3 Chiefs in what is a surprisingly a big game in the AFC West. The Chargers come off a loss to the Jets in a game that they led 21-10 and the Chiefs have three straight wins after an 0-3 start in which they lost Jamaal Charles and Eric Berry for the season.

Although it’s being billed as a big game, I don’t believe the hype. The Chargers are the better team and the Chiefs resurgence is because of wins against the Vikings, Colts, and the Kyle Boller/Carson Palmer Raiders.

On offense, the Chargers have Antonio Gates back for a second straight week. Phillip Rivers has been catching some heat for his play of late but I see him coming out angry and tearing apart the Chiefs defense.

On defense, the Chargers have to stop Dwayne Bowe. Bowe their lone legitimate threat is a dynamic WR and can cause damage. Jackie Battle will get the majority of the carries at RB as he looks to continue he string of success running the ball.

Key Match-up: Vincent Jackson and Malcolm Floyd: Both of these tall WRs were almost non existent last week against the Jets so they must come out and have big games.

Outcome: The Chargers win the rematch in which they won the 1st game 20-17. They win round 2, 31-17.

 

 

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