Los Angeles Chargers at Kansas City Chiefs – NFL Week 2 Game preview

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The Los Angeles Chargers are set to travel to GHEA Field at Arrowhead Stadium to take on the Kansas City Chiefs. This will be one of the premier matchups for week two of the regular season. Both teams came into the season appearing to be contenders, taking down very talented teams. The Chargers defeated the Las Vegas Raiders while the Chiefs took down the Arizona Cardinals. This game is shaping up to be a great divisional battle between two of the best teams in football. Both teams will be fighting their hardest to win as this game will likely have an effect on end-of-the-year seeding once the regular season concludes. 

Los Angeles Chargers Look to Beat Another Talented Opponent

The Los Angeles Chargers are coming into this game as one of the best teams in football. They came out of the gates hot last week against the Raiders, beating them in a close 24-19 game. Los Angeles looked great on both sides of the ball. Offensively, the passing game still looked elite as quarterback Justin Herbert threw for 279 yards, three touchdowns, and zero interceptions. Austin Ekeler also made a solid contribution in the run game. 

On the defensive side of the ball, the Chargers also looked dominant. They held a very elite Raiders offense to only 18 points in their first game with Devante Adams on the roster. They forced Derek Carr into throwing three interceptions, and the Chargers secondary will look to force Patrick Mahomes to do the same this week.

They have a tall task on their hands against the Chiefs. They have one of the best offenses in football headed by arguably the top quarterbacks of the generation. Mahomes and the Chiefs offense scorched the Cardinals in week one, and it will be on the Chargers’ defensive unit to keep them contained in week two. 

Kansas City Chiefs Hope to Continue Dominant Start

The Kansas City Chiefs come into this game fresh off of a dominant win over the Arizona Cardinals. The offense put on a show in their 44-21 point victory. Patrick Mahomes put together an incredible game, finishing the contest with 360 yards, five touchdowns, and zero interceptions. It is clear that Mahomes wants to show that he can win without Tyreek Hill on the roster.

Coming into the season, many believe that Mahomes would experience a drop off in his performance this season as a result of the Chief’s receiver room taking a hit. Despite this, he is showing no signs of stopping and if he keeps this level of play up, he may be an MVP contender this season. He will be up against a very talented Chargers defensive unit. They have a pass rush that includes Joey Bosa and Khalil Mack along with a secondary that features Derwin James and J.C. Jackson. 

Although it is clear that Mahomes does not have much left to prove even this early in his career, this matchup will provide for a great test of what kind of team the Chiefs will be this season.

Kansas City Chiefs Inactives

  • Harrison Butker K
  • Orlando Brown OT
  • Trey Smith G
  • JuJu Smith-Schuster WR
  • Justin Watson WR
  • Patrick Mahomes QB
  • Justin Reid S
  • Willie Gay Jr. LB

Los Angeles Chargers Inactives

  • Keenan Allen WR
  • J.C. Jackson DB
  • Donald Parham TE
  • Rashawn Slater OT
  • Drue Tranquill LB

How to watch Chargers at Chiefs

When: September 15 at 8:15pm ET
TV/Stream: Amazon