Kansas City Chiefs (2-0) at Los Angeles Chargers (0-2)
|Date & Time||Sunday September 24, 2017, 4:25 PM (EDT)|
The Line: Los Angeles Chargers +3 -- Over/Under: 46
The Kansas City Chiefs and Los Angeles Chargers meet Sunday in NFL action at the StubHub Center.
The Kansas City Chiefs look for their second road victory to start 3-0 for the first time since 2013. The Kansas City Chiefs have won seven straight road games. Alex Smith is completing 77.8 percent of his passes for 619 yards, five touchdowns and zero interceptions. Smith has one or less touchdown passes in nine of his last 11 games. Tyreek Hill and Travis Kelce have combined for 319 receiving yards and two touchdowns while Kareem Hunt has eight receptions. The Kansas City Chiefs ground game is averaging 148.5 yards per contest, and Hunt leads the way with 229 yards and three touchdowns. Defensively, Kansas City is allowing 23.5 points and 388.5 yards per game. Ron Parker leads the Kansas City Chiefs with 12 tackles, Justin Houston has three sacks and Chris Jones has one interception.
The Los Angeles Chargers need a victory here in order to avoid their first 0-3 start since the 2003 season. The Los Angeles Chargers have lost five straight home games. Philip Rivers is completing 73.6 percent of his passes for 523 yards, four touchdowns and one interception. Rivers has two or more touchdown passes in 10 of his last 11 games. Keenan Allen and Tyrell Williams have combined for 243 receiving yards and one touchdown while Melvin Gordon has 12 receptions. The Los Angeles Chargers ground game is averaging 54 yards per contest, and Gordon leads the way with 67 yards and one touchdown. Defensively, Los Angeles is allowing 21.5 points and 328.5 yards per game. Jatavis Brown leads the Los Angeles Chargers with 26 tackles, Melvin Ingram has 2.5 sacks and Adrian Phillips has one interception.
The Chiefs are 7-0 ATS in their last 7 road games, 5-2 ATS in their last 7 vs. AFC and 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The Chargers are 5-17 ATS in their last 22 home games, 1-4 ATS vs. a team with a winning record and 0-6-1 ATS in their last 7 games overall. The Chiefs are 4-0 ATS in their last 4 meetings in Los Angeles, 5-2 ATS in their last 7 meetings and the road team is 4-0 ATS in their last 4 meetings.
The Kansas City Chiefs have been one of the more impressive teams the first two weeks, have won seven straight on the road dating back to last year and the Chargers, well, the Chargers find ways to lose games in the weirdest ways. I'm honestly shocked that this is only a three-point spread, especially when you consider Kansas City has won the last six games against the Chargers. There's also the fact this team doesn't have the fan support, as Melvin Gordon said Miami had at least 50 percent of the crowd last week. You can bet that tiny stadium is going to be a sea of red. This line feels like stealing candy from a baby. Unless there's an injury to Alex Smith or something they're not telling us, KC rolls here.