The Kansas City Chiefs head to beautiful San Diego to take on the San Diego Chargers on the home field December 12th. This game is for the AFC West division and the NFL Playoff home field. The Kansas City Chiefs hold a two game lead on the San Diego Chargers as they head into this important game.
Kansas City Chiefs Defense vs San Diego Chargers Offense
The Kansas City Chiefs defense has been decent but they have struggled against the better passing teams. When these two teams got together in Arrowhead Stadium, the Kansas City Chiefs Chiefs defense looked like world beaters. Phillip Rivers was flustered by a Kansas City Chiefs blitz package and the deafening crowd noise in Arrowhead Stadium. The Kansas City Chiefs run defense is holding rushers under 100 yards per game but this game won’t have much running.
Phillip Rivers and his San Diego Chargers offense has been a cut and paste affair week by week and he had brought this team back from the abyss only to drop a key game to the Oakland Raiders. The San Diego Chargers passing game still ranks among the top five in the NFL with just over 290 yards per game.
Injuries to Injuries to Ryan Mathews has caused the San Diego Chargers running game to be inconsistent . They are only averaging just over 80 yards per game. The San Diego Chargers offense has the edge over the Kansas City Chiefs defense.
San Diego Chargers Defense vs Kansas City Chiefs Offense
The San Diego Chargers defense has been among the best all season with Steven Cooper running the defense at linebacker. Cooper was a major reason for the San Diego Chargers success against Peyton Manning and the Indianapolis Colts high powered offense. Shaun Phillips and Eric Weddle have also been important to the success of the San Diego Chargers defense.
Matt Cassel and the Kansas City Chiefs offense have been a power run offense all season. Jamaal Charles and Thomas Jones are the best one-two running back combination in the NFL. The two have combined for an NFL leading 174 rushing yards per game. The punishing running game of the Kansas City Chiefs has been their staple and the San Diego Chargers run defense will be put to the test in this game. The San Diego Chargers defense has the edge over the Kansas City Chiefs offense.
Kansas City Chiefs vs San Diego Chargers -7: Pick Against the Spread & Breakdown
The Las Vegas Hilton Superbook has made the hot San Diego Chargers a touchdown favorite over their AFC West foes the Kansas City Chiefs. The San Diego Chargers are hot as in mad as they enter this game. Their loss to the Oakland Raiders was an embarrassing loss that they will have to put behind them.
The Kansas City Chiefs are 3-3 against the spread on the road and have been much better in front of their fans in Arrowhead Stadium. The San Diego Chargers are 4-2 against the spread at home in Qualcomm Stadium and until last week had been dominant at home. Take the San Diego Chargers -7 over the Kansas City Chiefs.
More from Yahoo Contributor Network:
Broncos Vs Cardinals: Las Vegas Line & Pick Against the Spread
Dolphins Vs Jets: Las Vegas Line & Pick Against the Spread
Rams Vs Saints: Las Vegas Line & Pick Against the Spread
Packers Vs Lions: Las Vegas Line & Pick Against the Spread
Patriots Vs Bears: Las Vegas Line & Pick