Chiefs Live : NFL Football Week 11 How to watch, start time, live stream, TV info KANSAS CITY, MO – JANUARY 12: Patrick Mahomes #15 of the Kansas City Chiefs points to the sidelines in celebration after throwing a touchdown against the Kansas City Chiefs during the first quarter of the AFC Divisional Round playoff game at Arrowhead Stadium on January 12, 2019 in Kansas City, Missouri.
Chiefs vs. Chargers
Date: Monday, Nov. 18
Start time: 8:15 p.m. ET
TV channel (national): ESPN
Live stream: ESPN App
KANSAS CITY, MO – JANUARY 12: Patrick Mahomes #15 of the Kansas City Chiefs points to the sidelines in celebration after throwing a touchdown against the Kansas City Chiefs during the first quarter of the AFC Divisional Round playoff game at Arrowhead Stadium on January 12, 2019 in Kansas City, Missouri. (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)
The Kansas City Chiefs went from one of the NFL’s last undefeated teams after the first month of the season to nearly having their backs against the wall in mid-November. It’s been a long slide for the Chiefs in the last month-and-a-half, but injuries have piled up to the point of ridiculousness, including the loss of Patrick Mahomes for a couple weeks—the league’s reigning MVP.
The next test for the Chiefs is in Mexico City, on the verge of their bye week, against the Los Angeles Chargers. If the Chiefs win, they’ll have a clear lead in the West, another week to get healthy, and some time to prep for upcoming opponents for the all-important stretch run. If they lose, the West gets really crowded, morale will completely flatten and the Chiefs will face must-win games in December when this season was theirs for the taking.
After the Chiefs vs. Rams game in Mexico was cancelled last season due to poor field conditions, the entire playing surface at Aztec Stadium was replaced. There haven’t been any concerts at the stadium recently, the last soccer game was two weeks ago and the field looks fantastic. Expect this to be the highest-scoring game of the week.
Riddled with injuries in their secondary, Los Angeles is going to have a tough time stopping Hill, Sammy Watkins and Travis Kelce. The weak KC run defense is up against Melvin Gordon and Austin Ekeler, but the Chargers are dealing with O-Line injuries so they, along with Rivers, may struggle some. Back the Chiefs to cover the short price.NFL picks: Predictions for Kansas City Chiefs vs. Los Angeles Chargers | Monday Night Football, Week 11
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The Chiefs are led by head coach Andy Reid, quarterback Patrick Mahomes and tight end Travis Kelce. Kansas City comes in with 6-4 record after a Week 10 loss to the Titans.
The Chargers are led by head coach Anthony Lynn, quarterback Philip Rivers and pass rusher Joey Bosa. Los Angeles comes in with a 4-6 record after a Week 10 loss to the Raiders.
Matt Lombardo: The AFC West is suddenly becoming the most competitive division in football, partly because the Chiefs haven’t looked like that dominant bunch that stormed to the conference title game last season and took the Patriots to overtime. Los Angeles was thumped by Oakland last week, and while it’s never a great idea to bet against Philip Rivers, look for Patrick Mahomes to remind the world why he was the MVP last season. This could be a shootout. Chiefs 38, Chargers 34.
Zack Rosenblatt: The Chargers are the sort of team that could randomly pull an upset, but if Patrick Mahomes can round into form, that’s not going to happen here. Chiefs 35, Chargers 31.
Darryl Slater: Patrick Mahomes returned last week … and the Chiefs lost to the Titans. Weird league. Fortunately for the Chiefs, the Chargers are a bad team ravaged by injuries. Chiefs 42, Chargers 20.
Matthew Stypulkoski: Boy, the Chargers stink, huh? The Chiefs are in a totally separate class. This should be a relatively straightforward one for KC to get through. Chiefs 31, Chargers 20.
Mike Kaye: The Chargers’ Week 10 loss to the Raiders essentially sank their playoff chances. The Chiefs are coming off a heartbreaking loss to the Titans. This will be an angry Kansas City squad going up against a Los Angeles team with little home-field advantage. Chiefs 30, Chargers 21.
Joe Giglio: Patrick Mahomes won’t let this team have a second straight melt down. Chiefs 27, Chargers 23.