- The Kansas City Chiefs and Los Angeles Chargers clash on Monday Night Football (Nov. 18, 8:15 PM ET)
- The Chiefs are 4.5-point favoirtes and have won nine of their last 10 meetings with the Chargers
- Both teams are coming off disappointing losses
The Kansas City Chiefs (6-4) clash with the Los Angeles Chargers (4-6) in Mexico City on Monday Night Football in Week 11. It’s the first matchup of the season between the two AFC West rivals in what has now become a competitive division. Just 2 1/2 games separate the first-place Chiefs and the last-place Denver Broncos, and Kansas City has opened as a 4.5-point favorite in our Week 11 odds.
Chiefs vs Chargers Odds
|Kansas City Chiefs||-4.5 (-110)||N/A||O 53.5 (-110)|
|Los Angeles Chargers||+4.5 (-110)||N/A||U 53.5 (-110)|
Odds taken Nov. 10
Patrick Mahomes Returned in Week 10
Kansas City star quarterback Patrick Mahomes returned in Week 10 from a dislocated kneecap he suffered back in Week 7 against the Denver Broncos. Surprisingly, Kansas City’s offense held up well without the reigning MVP, splitting two games with Green Bay and Minnesota. In his return, Mahomes was his usual self, completing 36 of 50 passes for 446 yards and three scores. Unfortunately, the Kansas City defense couldn’t stop Ryan Tannehill and the Tennessee Titans, and the Chiefs lost 35-32 in Nashville.
Patrick Mahomes jump pass.
Mecole Hardman runs fast.pic.twitter.com/gmdysmv58q
— NFLonCBS (@NFLonCBS) November 10, 2019
Philip Rivers Struggled in Week 10
Is there a bigger mystery in the NFL than the 2019 Los Angeles Chargers? Just four days after dismantling Aaron Rodgers and the Green Bay Packers, the Chargers looked like a completely different team in a 26-24 loss to the Raiders. The biggest reason why Los Angeles lost to Oakland was future Hall of Fame quarterback Philip Rivers. Rivers was 17 of 31 for 203 yards against the Raiders, but was picked off three times and sacked five times. He had another interception called back due to a penalty. It’s been a tough year for Rivers.
Philip Rivers' two-minute drill to end the night. Not pretty! pic.twitter.com/x1zFPLPWcy
— gallery view justo (Day 32) (@JuMosq) November 8, 2019
The opening odds for next Monday night may be a bit conservative at the moment. While these two are division rivals, Kansas City has dominated the series in recent years. The Chargers did win the last meeting in December, however, the Chiefs won the previous nine meetings between the two teams. Since this game is in Mexico City, there will be no real home field advantage, although the same could have been said even in the game was being played in LA.
Why the Line Could Move
The Chargers could be without left tackle Russell Okung next week. That could make things even more difficult for Rivers with Frank Clark coming to town. The Chiefs could also be down an offensive lineman or two, however, Andy Reid can scheme around such issues. Also, injuries along the offensive line don’t affect Mahomes quite like they do Rivers.
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