This one is just too obvious not to bring up. The Chargers may have some great players, but even where they are the strongest, the Chiefs outclass them.
- Joey Bosa and Melvin Ingram? Great pass rush duo. Frank Clark and Chris Jones are better.
- Mike Williams and Keenan Allen are good. Tyreek Hill and Sammy Watkins can be special.
- Hunter Henry is a young promising tight end. Travis Kelce may stake his claim as the best to ever do it.
- The Chargers may have better corners, but the Chiefs probably have the two best safeties on the entire field in Juan Thornhill and Tyrann Mathieu.
We obviously didn’t even touch on the quarterback position, because the disparity in the two starters is laughable. Tyrod Taylor has been in the NFL since 2011. He has has thrown 25 less touchdowns than Patrick Mahomes in 15 more games. It is just not close. The Chargers may have talent, but the Chiefs not only match that talent in every way, they exceed it where it really matters.
The disparity in coaching can’t be left out either. For the record, I like Anthony Lynn as a head coach. He brings discipline and class to the teams he coaches. He may also be the 3rd best coach on the field Sunday.
Andy Reid now has a Super Bowl ring to go along with his 200+ wins, and is well on his way to the Hall of Fame. Eric Bieniemy is also a hot commodity in the coaching world, and will almost definitely get a head coaching job in the near future.
Not may teams can match the Chiefs in talent, both on the field and on the sideline. Expect the Kansas City Chiefs to dispatch the Chargers this Sunday with ease.