KC Chiefs: Rating the match-ups vs Los Angeles Chargers in week 3

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Tight End: Kansas City

Yeah I know what you’re thinking, but you are thinking aren’t you? Antonio Gates, the man breaking all the tight end records Tony Gonzalez once held, and Hunter Henry is proving to be a fine player.

Am I saying Travis Kelce and Demetrius Harris are a better duo? Of course they are. Seven years ago would have been a different story. Now, Gates is on his farewell tour, and Kelce isn’t even in his prime yet.

Give me Kelce over Gates in the game and the season.

Offensive Line: Split

The Chiefs offensive line shouldn’t win any comparisons after last week’s performance. This week should be even more difficult.

The Chiefs have allowed seven sacks already. Granted a few of those were coverage sacks, but Alex Smith has had no time in the pocket when the pocket exists. They have opened up numerous holes for Hunt and Kelce to shoot through however.

The Chargers have allowed only two sacks as of now, which is important since Philip Rivers can’t afford to get hit too many times. On the flip side of things, the running game has been obsolete as of now.

Due to the lack of being able to both pass protect or run block, these guys get a split.