Week 2 of the NFL gets off to an interesting start with an AFC West war on Thursday football. The Los Angeles Chargers visit the Kansas City Chiefs in a divisional dance that could go a long way in deciding who comes out on top of this loaded group of contenders.
Kansas City muffled any doubters in Week 1, blasting the Arizona Cardinals for 44 points en route to an easy win and cover on the road. Meanwhile, the Bolts looked like they were rolling to a one-sided win over the Las Vegas Raiders in Week 1 but blew a 17-3 halftime lead and squeaked out a 24-19 win as home favorites.
The Chiefs quarterback threw a modest 39 passes in the one-sided win over Arizona on the weekend, completing 30 of those tosses with five going for touchdowns and zero ending up as interceptions. The Cardinals’ secondary was stale bread in the defensive backfield, so the front seven brought the house, blitzing on the bulk of dropbacks in an attempt to disrupt Mahomes.
All those extra rushers resulted in a goose egg in sacks for Arizona. Mahomes mowed down the Cards’ man-to-man coverage, especially when Arizona had linebackers matched up on KC’s speedy WRs.
But the Chargers come with a secondary far stingier than Arizona. With the Chargers able to get after the QB without the need for additional pass rushers, that allows linebackers to drop into zone coverage, plug up anything underneath and help out the secondary with defenses leaning to Cover-2 sets vs. Mahomes.
As the pocket shrinks, Mahomes will be pressured into some hurried throws. In the two matchups between the Bolts and Chiefs in 2021, Mahomes threw three of his 13 total interceptions on the season, including two in a Week 3 loss to Los Angeles at home.
Los Angeles Chargers vs Kansas City Chiefs Game Information
- Date: 09/15/2022
- Time: 08:15 PM ET
- Location: GEHA Field at Arrowhead Stadium, Kansas City, MO.
- How to Watch: Chargers vs Chiefs Prime Video
- Live Stream: NFL.TV
Chargers vs Chiefs Betting Lines
Chargers are +175 according to our Vegas NFL Lines. This means that if you wager $100 you have the chance to win $175. On the other side, Chiefs are -210 according to the Vegas NFL Lines. This means that if you wager $100 you have the chance to win $48.
The implied probability for these two teams attached to the betting lines have Chargers at a 36.36% chance of winning the game, meanwhile Chiefs have 67.74% probability of finishing the game with the W.
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