With the 2015-16 NFL Regular Season now into Week 11 we have some interesting games, and one we preview today is the rival AFC West teams with the 4-5 Chiefs of Kansas City playing at the 2-7 Chargers of San Diego with the game played on the 22nd of November at the Qualcomm Stadium in San Diego, California with kick-off scheduled for 4:05 PM ET and seen on CBS TV.
For those that Bet on NFL Football as SBG sportsbook the Chiefs are favored in this Week 11 game at -3 -125 and with the Over/under at 44 ½ and -170 on the Money Line, while the Chargers are the underdogs at +3 +105 and +150 on the ML.
The Chiefs in their last game with the undefeated Broncos only were interested in dominating that game to end the Broncos 9 game win streak, and they did that with a 29-13 win. Now they have a very slim chance to make the playoffs, only if they win out the rest of the way. Now they play the Charges of San Diego who have struggled all season, but are coming off a bye week as they get recharged for their last 7 games this season.
For the fans of the 4-5 Chiefs of Kansas City who last week got their 3rd consecutive win beating the undefeated Broncos as the scored 2 TD’s by RB C. West and 5 FG’s in that game. Their QB A. Smith had a decent game as he completed some 17 of 31 pass attempts for 203 yards, and 1 of those completions went to RB West for 80 yards and a TD.
Their offense went on spurts and spouts as RB West struggled in the running game as he carried the ball some 24 times for a mere 68 yards, while in the passing game he led the team in receptions. In this upcoming game the Chiefs RB West will have a lot of opportunities to display his running talent since the Chargers defense has allowed opponent RB’s big yardage, and West is familiar with big games as in the 7th and 8th Week he rushed in those 2 games for 208 yards and a TD in each game.
Defensively the Chiefs have the ability to dominate as they did last Sunday against the Broncos and they had some 5 intercepts in the game, and they expect to display the same defensive pressure against the Chargers and their QB P. Rivers as the Chargers have been struggling with their offensive pass protection, as to date the Chargers have allowed 21 sacks this season to date.
The Chiefs leading sacker is DE J. Houston with 7.5 sacks followed by LB A. Bailey with 5 sacks, and both expect to have a big game against the San Diego offense and QB Rivers. If the Chiefs can continue with a strong defensive front 7 that will help achieve another win and more chances for postseason play.
While the fans of the 2-7 Chargers of San Diego are still seeking wins from their team, but in Week 10 they lost to the Bears 22-19 even as their QB Rivers passed for 280 yards and 1 TD. The Chargers just can’t seem to get it together as they struggle in their running game and their QB. Rivers strong arm can’t seem to get the wins.
It’s amazing as the Chargers and QB Rivers have the NFL’s best passing offense with 329 yards each game, but on their rushing game they have only managed some 86 yards per game. Their RB M. Gordon who they hoped would star has only rushed for a total of 412 yards this season on 113 carries to date. But this Sunday the Chargers and QB Rivers will have a lot of chance to score, since the Chiefs have allowed some 17 TD’s via the pass in 2015.
Leading the Chargers on offense has been RB/WR A. Gates who last week against Chicago he had 80 yards and a TD. Their TE A. Gates in his ultimate 4 games has had 312 yards on receptions and a TD, as he returned from a 5 game suspension and the beginning of the 2015 season.
The Chargers on defense will need to try and limit the Chiefs passing game, as in previous games the Chiefs have the 3rd most sacks in 2015, and duo of Chargers pass rushers with LB’s M. Ingram and J. Attaochu each have team high 4 sacks in 2015. In the last 5 home games against the Chiefs the Chargers have won four of those games.
The prediction for this game is that the Charges continue to struggle at home and lose a close game Sunday to the Chiefs.