The Chiefs have lost two of their last four, and the coveted top spot in the AFC West is no longer a one-team race. The Los Angeles Chargers stormed into Arrowhead Stadium last week, and defeated the Chiefs at home 29-28. Both teams are now 11-3, and the race for the title of AFC West Champions is up for grabs.
Since the Chiefs cut dynamic running back Kareem Hunt a few weeks ago, the offense has struggled, specifically in the running game. Patrick Mahomes is still operating at a high level, and he’s practically a shoe-in to be named the NFL MVP at the end of the year.
The Chiefs will make their final road trip of the year this weekend, as they travel to the Pacific Northwest for a battle with the Seattle Seahawks, and eventually finish the season at home against the Silver and Black. It’s going to come down to the wire for the Chiefs, and it’ll be interesting to see which AFC West team is crowned division champs.
It pains me to say this, but the Bolts look like legitimate Super Bowl contenders.
The Chargers are on a four-game winning streak, which includes some impressive away victories, defeating the Pittsburgh Steelers and Kansas City Chiefs on the road. Derwin James has very much been the highly-touted prospect many NFL analysts suspected he’d be, and with Pro Bowl defensive end Joey Bosa back in the mix, the Chargers defense is surging at just the right time.
Philip Rivers is also widely considered a dark horse MVP candidate, and is in the midst of one of his best seasons. At 37 years old, Rivers has thrown for 3,951 yards, 31 touchdowns, and eight interceptions. The veteran signal-caller to take his team on a deep postseason run, we’ll see if he can get it done, but first the team’s main priority is winning the division. The Chargers final two games are both winnable matchups, as they’ll host the Baltimore Ravens at home, and travel to Denver for a battle with the Broncos.
Who knows what the future holds, but the Chargers are postseason bound one way or another.