This Sunday, December 29th 2013 is NFL Week #17 which is the last week of regular season NFL with 16 games and today we review an NFL-AFC West game with rivals Kansas City CHIEFS (11-4, 2-3 2nd AFC West) taking on the San Diego CHARGERS (8-7, 3-2 3rd AFC West) with kickoff at 4:25 pm ET and the game is being played at Qualcomm Stadium in San Diego, California and weather not a factor unless they have rain or an earthquake!
According to the reviews on the Online sportsbooks this could be the last chance to make the playoffs and the Chiefs may have a part in whether they do or do not! At SBG Global for those that Bet on NFL their opening lines on this game have the Chargers are favored at -7 ½ with the total at 45. San Diego needs a win in this game to have a shot at the playoffs, and in their last meeting (wk #12) with the Chiefs they won the game 41-38 as their QB Rivers connect on a last second touchdown to Ajirotutu of 28 yards. They have to win this game and they also need losses from the Dolphins playing the Jets and Ravens playing Bengals to have the 6th and last AFC playoff spot. In the past month the Chargers game has improved drastically, especially with the return of King Dunalp and their defense has followed the same path. A big change this season for the Chargers was the addition of Whisenhunt as their offensive coordinator and if San Diego does not make the playoffs this season they certainly will be a team to fear next season.
If you’re a Chiefs fan the experts say that the team must play better against the top teams in the league this season as they have lost four games, two of which were in Denver then one apiece to the Colts and Chargers and now face the improved Chargers this Sunday. Three of those losses came at their home field at Arrowhead Stadium. The Chiefs loss last week to the Colts may just be a preview of a possible playoff game. In that game Kansas scored first somewhat easily but then the Colts came back for a score and did not allow the Chiefs anymore points for the game beating the Chiefs 23-7. In reality this game is not very important for KC as they have already qualified for a playoff spot. Best of luck to the Chiefs and the Chargers in this year ending game for both teams.