Two traditional rivals are taking the sector in opposition to each other with a lot on the road and on the worldwide stage no much less. That’ll be the scenario on Monday night time because of the Kansas Metropolis Chiefs conflict with the Los Angeles Chargers at Estadio Azteca in Mexico Metropolis, setting the stage for the 119th all-time meeting between the two franchises.
The sport – which will be the Chiefs’ first worldwide contest since 2015 – represents a chance for Kansas City to bounce again after falling sufferer to a final-minute rally in the final week’s loss to Tennessee. Quarterback Patrick Mahomes impressed in his return to the sector following a two-week absence, throwing for 446 yards and three touchdowns. Still, it wasn’t sufficient ultimately as the Titans managed to take the lead within the closing minutes of regulation.
“The separation within the NFL is tiny,” Mahomes stated. “From who the entire staff is to the worst group, all people can beat anyone every single day, and we all know that as a staff. They have been in the identical scenario that we’re the type of in now the place they wanted to win the sport. For us, as an offense, as protection and on particular groups, we didn’t execute at an excessive sufficient stage to win that recreation.” The Chiefs will now have an opportunity to get again on a monitor in opposition to the rival Chargers, who – regardless of a 4-6 file via ten video games – possess loads of expertise on each side of the ball.
All of it begins with quarterback Philip Rivers, now in his 16th marketing campaign below heart for the Bolts and nonetheless greater than able to main the Chargers’ offensive attack. Rivers’ numbers have been down this season when in comparison with others, and he’s already tossed 10 picks on the yr. However, the Chiefs’ aren’t taking the veteran passer lightly.