NFL Week 1: Chargers @ Chiefs

San Diego Chargers @ Kansas City Chiefs Mon. Sept. 13th 10:15pm EST

The AFC West division is no longer considered amongst the league’s most competitive divisions, but even though it may not get the recognition that the AFC North or the NFC East does, there is one team in the division that consistently plays well every single season in the San Diego Chargers.

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In five out of the last six seasons, the San Diego Chargers have been the top dogs in the AFC West division and considered Super Bowl title contenders as their team is as well rounded as it can be with a potent offense led by quarterback Philip Rivers and a lockdown defense led by linebacker Shawne Merriman.

Last season may have started out somewhat rough for Norv Turner and company as the won only two of their first five games of the regular season, but once they were able to pull it together they didn’t lose a single game in the regular season after that has they headed into the playoffs with 11 straight wins and a 13-3 record.

Unfortunately, the San Diego Chargers weren’t able to get the best of Rex Ryan’s New York Jets in the first round of the playoffs and went home much earlier than anticipated, but this season they will be looking to dominate in the regular season once again as they have made some key additions to their football team.

The two most notable players that the Chargers will be without this season are former NFL MVP running back LaDainian Tomlinson (New York Jets) and Pro Bowl wide receiver Vincent Jackson (suspension, holdout). Even though LT still feels like he had something left in the tank, the Chargers didn’t think so and decided to release their former face of the franchise and draft a promising young rookie running back out of Fresno State in Ryan Matthews.

Even though Matthews still has to prove that he can get it done on the NFL level, the Chargers coaching staff believes he is the real deal and has the potential to be one of the best backs in the league.

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In Week 1, the San Diego Chargers will get a chance to show off their rookie running back as they will face off against the division rival Kansas City Chiefs on Monday Night Football.

Over the past two seasons, the Chiefs have continued to make some good moves to upgrade their roster, but they still have been considered a force to be reckoned with in the AFC Conference, especially since they share the AFC West division with the Chargers.

The one player on the Chiefs to look out for in this game is rookie safety Eric Berry out of Tennessee. During his time in college football he was considered the hardest hitting and arguably the best safety in the game with comparisons to the Baltimore Ravens Ed Reed. With this addition to the Kansas City secondary, the Chiefs might be able to contain the potent Chargers offense, but in all likelihood, Philip Rivers and company should cruise to an easy win in Week 1.

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One Response to “NFL Week 1: Chargers @ Chiefs”

  1. What do you think the unbeatens will be after sunday? I think it will be the Kansas City Chiefs.

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