LAST WEEK STRAIGHT UP: 7-9SEASON STRAIGHT UP: 28-20LAST WEEK VS. SPREAD: 6-10SEASON VS. SPREAD: 22-26
CHARGERS (-3) AT CHIEFS
The Chiefs' season-saving win at New Orleans could really carry some weight if they follow it up by stopping the Chargers here at home. To do so, the Chiefs' defense will have to continue to fly to the ball as it did in the second half against the Saints. If the Chiefs do that, Philip Rivers can be forced into some errant throws, and for the Chiefs to win, they'll need at least two or three turnovers.
The reason the Chiefs need some cheap scores or great field position is still based on Matt Cassel's shortcomings. It was clear last week that Romeo Crennel doesn't even trust Cassel the Chiefs played for the tie at the end of regulation. The scary part here for Chiefs fans is the Chargers' defensive line is good, really good, and the Chiefs now have a new center (Ryan Lilja) and left guard (rookie Jeff Allen).
They'll need another big day somehow from J...