The Kansas City Chiefs play their first road game of the regular season, facing off against an AFC West rival in the Los Angeles Chargers.
Both teams woke up with a 1-0 record on Monday following Week 1. Will the Chiefs be able to extend their wave of dominance against AFC West opponents? Can the Chargers slow down Patrick Mahomes and the Chiefs offense? We’ll find out soon enough.
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Who: Kansas City Chiefs vs. Los Angeles Chargers
When: Sunday, September 20 at 3:25 p.m. CT
Where: SoFi Stadium – Inglewood, California
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The Chiefs have won 11 of the past 12 in the series and have taken the past six as the road team. Kansas City also looks primed for a repeat run after a convincing 34-20 victory over the Houston Texans in its opener.
The Chiefs have also won 10 straight overall, going back to last season. Coincidentally, their winning streak began with a 24-17 victory over the Chargers in Mexico City.
The Chargers’ defense has contained Patrick Mahomes at times, but it hasn’t translated to wins. As much as Mahomes has dominated the league in his first two years as a starter, he has been even better in September. He has won all seven of his starts the first month of the season with 26 touchdowns and no interceptions. He has thrown for more than 300 yards in all but one game and has three-plus TDs in all seven.
The Chargers, who are coming off a 16-13 win at Cincinnati, have had a couple of walk-through practices at SoFi Stadium. Coach Anthony Lynn said he thinks they have a familiarity of their new surroundings, which hopefully will help early.
The game kicks at 3:25 p.m. (4:25 p.m. ET) and will be live streamed on fuboTV, which is offering a 7-day free trial. CBS will televise.
As if dealing with reigning NFL MVP Patrick Mahomes isn’t difficult enough, the Kansas City Chiefs have another hot weapon at their disposal.
On Sunday, the 1-0 Los Angeles Chargers will host the reigning Super Bowl champions, and their rookie running back Clyde Edwards-Helaire, at posh SoFi Stadium in Inglewood. Kickoff is 4:25 p.m.
Mahomes and the Chiefs earned a blistering start to the NFL season, using a balanced attack – Edwards-Helaire rushed for 138 yards on 25 carries in his NFL debut – to beat the Houston Texans 34-20 on Sept. 10.
ELIMINATE TURNOVERS: Los Angeles has a minus-15 turnover differential in its past six games against Kansas City. The Chargers have committed 17 turnovers in those games with the Chiefs converting those into 58 points (seven touchdowns, three field goals).
Three days later, the Chargers survived a trip to Cincinnati, claiming a 16-13 triumph when Bengals kicker Randy Bullock flopped a 32-yard field goal wide right in the waning seconds.
Although QB Tyrod Taylor showed plenty of rust in his first start since the 2018 season, the Chargers’ 1-2 punch of RBs Austin Ekeler and Joshua Kelley did produce a decent 144 combined rushing yards on 31 totes.