Published: Sun, December 17, 2017
Sport | By Stuart Potter

Casey Hayward active for Saturday vs Chiefs

Casey Hayward active for Saturday vs Chiefs

Coverage of the AFC West showdown will start at 1am. The Chiefs held Allen to a pedestrian five catches for 61 yards in the Week 3 matchup as QB Philip Rivers turned the ball over three times.

So with that in mind, it is hard to watch other potential playoff teams and think that we are on the same level as the winners. They have a similar scenario to the Chargers, with a divisional game and out of division game left with both not in the playoff picture at the moment but both loving nothing more than a chance to play spoiler. While the Chargers lose close games, they win in blowouts. The Tennessee Titans are 8-5, but they could be underdogs in each of their last three games as they visit the San Francisco 49ers and host the division-leading Los Angeles Rams and Jacksonville Jaguars.

No team has been in more inconsistent form this year that the Kansas City Chiefs.

It is a crucial game for both teams as they both look to take the lead in a narrow race for the division title.

Andy Reid and the Chiefs were on a four-game losing streak prior to their win over the Raiders last weekend, including a loss to the Giants.

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The Chiefs, meanwhile, are 1-4 against the spread in their last five games overall and are winless at 0-4 at the betting window in their last four games after accumulating more than 350 total yards in their previous game.

-Chargers interior offensive line vs. Chiefs DL Chris Jones.

Football is back on Saturday for the first time in the 2017 NFL season. This game will come down to which team will protect their quarterback better. "But if you win this game, it's not over yet". This same narrative will play out if the Chiefs play in a playoff game, but with that far from a guarantee, this becomes the only game that matters. Jenkins played a season-high 43 percent of the defensive snaps against Oakland.

FAST FACTS: Chargers QB Philip Rivers passed for 319 yards and two touchdowns, with no interceptions, in Week 14.

One underrated injury to note is Mitch Morse, who was placed on injured reserve this week by Kansas City. His 147-yard (and two-TD) day in the 33-7 drubbing of the Cincinnati Bengals last week saw him top the 1,000-yard rushing mark for the second straight season since being picked up in the fifth round of the 2016 draft. The return of linebacker Denzel Perryman, a thumping run-stopper who missed eight games while recovering from ankle surgery, has helped too. The second-year tight end has been a trusty option for Rivers all year, and after missing the first game between these two he is going to want in on the action. LB Justin Houston had a sack in Week 14. Rivers will be looking Keenan Allen's way often but he'll need to be wary of Peters as he is one of the game's great playmakers at the defensive back position.

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