Chargers-Chiefs Preview Capsule

The Associated Press

LOS ANGELES CHARGERS (5-10) at KANSAS CITY (11-4)

Sunday, 1 p.m. ET, CBS

OPENING LINE — Chiefs by 9

RECORD VS. SPREAD — Chargers 4-9-2; Chiefs 10-5

SERIES RECORD — Chiefs lead 62-56-1

LAST MEETING — Chiefs beat Chargers 24-17 on Nov. 18

LAST WEEK — Chargers lost to Raiders 24-17; Chiefs beat Bears 26-3

AP PRO32 RANKING — Chargers No. 25; Chiefs No. 4

CHARGERS OFFENSE — OVERALL (11), RUSH (27), PASS (6)

CHARGERS DEFENSE — OVERALL (6), RUSH (16), PASS (4)

CHIEFS OFFENSE - OVERALL (4), RUSH (23), PASS (4)

CHIEFS DEFENSE - OVERALL (17), RUSH (26), PASS (8)

STREAKS, STATS AND NOTES — Chiefs need win and Patriots loss to Dolphins to earn No. 2 seed and first-round playoff bye. ... Kansas City is 27-3 vs. AFC West in last 30 games and is trying for season sweep of division. ... Chiefs have won four straight AFC West titles. ... Chargers have lost 10 of last 11 to Kansas City. Their lone win was last season at Arrowhead Stadium. ... RB Austin Ekeler and WRs Keenan Allen and Mike Williams give Chargers first trio of 900-yard receivers since 2014 Patriots (Rob Gronkowski, Julian Edelman and Brandon LaFell). ... Chargers TE Hunter Henry has season-high 50 catches for 610 yards despite missing four games to injury. ... Chargers are tied with Bengals for worst turnover differential in NFL (minus-16). ... QB Philip Rivers could be playing final game for Chargers. His contract expires after this season. ... Rivers has been responsible for 24 turnovers with 18 interceptions tied for second most in NFL. ... Chargers were held to 19 yards rushing last week by Oakland. ... Kansas City has not allowed TD in last two games and four TDs in last five. Chiefs have never gone three straight games without allowing TD. ... Chiefs have won five in row, second only to Baltimore (11). ... Chiefs QB Patrick Mahomes is fastest player to 9,000 yards passing and 75 TDs in NFL history (30 games). ... Travis Kelce is first TE in NFL history with four straight 1,000-yard receiving seasons and back-to-back 1,200-yard seasons. Kelce needs six receptions to become first TE with consecutive 100-catch seasons. ... WR Mecole Hardman needs one TD reception to set Chiefs rookie record (seven). ... Chiefs DE Terrell Suggs needs one sack to pass Demarcus Ware (138 1/2) for eighth on NFL career list. Suggs joined KC after Arizona released him earlier in December. ... K Harrison Butker needs three points to break own Chiefs record for season scoring by kicker (142). ... Fantasy tip: Chargers were excellent in limiting Mahomes during loss in Mexico City, so sitting reigning league MVP could be wise if you have another good option at quarterback.

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