Kansas City Chiefs: Five reasons why the Chiefs won’t win the AFC West

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People will be angry about this entry, but it’s true. When it comes to teams to watch for in the division, the Los Angeles Chargers are the team that appears to be the biggest threat.

For one, the Chargers have a solid defense, consisting of Joey Bosa, Melvin Ingram, and Casey Hayward. That alone makes them a scary team because we’ve all seen that a strong defense can singlehandedly win championships (2015 Broncos for instance).

The Bolts also have a pretty good offense, as Philip Rivers is still the quarterback and has weapons like Keenan Allen and Melvin Gordon at his disposal. Rivers might not be what he once was, but make no mistake, he’ll be in the Hall of Fame someday. He’s still got that it factor and gives the Chiefs his all every time he plays them.

While the Chargers haven’t beaten the Chiefs since the 2013 season, they’re due for a win and this might be their time to takeover the AFC West. What’s crushed them in the past has been their injuries and slow starts.

Last year LA went 0-4 to start the year, but nearly took the division from Kansas City despite that slow start. They were also fairly healthy last year for the first time in years. They’ve already lost their starting tight end, Hunter Henry, for the entire season, but that won’t stop the Chargers from competing for their first division title in nearly a decade.