LOS ANGELES CHARGERS (6-9) AT KANSAS CITY CHIEFS (14-1)
WEEK 17 // SUNDAY, JAN. 3, 2021 // 4:25 PM ET // ARROWHEAD STADIUM // REFEREE: CLETE BLAKEMAN
LEADER: Chiefs lead all-time series, 64-55-1
STREAKS: Chiefs have won 12 of past 13
LAST GAME: 9/20/20: Chiefs 20 at Chargers 17 (OT)
LAST GAME AT SITE: 12/29/19: Chiefs 31, Chargers 21
QB JUSTIN HERBERT (rookie) passed for 253 yards & TD vs. 0 INTs for 97.2 rating last week. Aims for 4th in row with 95+ rating & 3rd in row with 0 INTs. Passed for 311 yards & TD vs. INT for 94.4 rating & rushed for TD in Week 2 meeting. Has 6 TDs (5 pass, 1 rush) vs. 0 INTs for 107.7 rating in his past 3 vs. division. Has 2+ TD passes in 5 of 6 career road starts. Has 28 TD passes this season, most by rookie in NFL history. • RB AUSTIN EKELER had 68 scrimmage yards (45 rush, 23 rec.) & 1st TD catch of season last week. Had season-high 148 scrimmage yards (93 rush, 55 rec.) in Week 2 meeting. Has 125+ scrimmage yards in 3 of his past 4 vs. KC. RB KALEN BALLAGE has rush TD in 2 of his past 3 vs. division. • WR KEENAN ALLEN had 7 catches for 96 yards in Week 2 meeting. Has rec. TD in 2 of his past 3 vs. KC. Has TD catch in 4 of his past 5 on road. Ranks 3rd in AFC with 100 catches, 3rdcareer season with 100+ catches. WR MIKE WILLIAMS led team with 54 rec. yards last week. Has 50+ rec. yards in 3 of his past 4 vs. division. Rookie WR TYRON JOHNSON has 50+ rec. yards & TD catch in 2 of past 3. TE HUNTER HENRY had 83 rec. yards in Week 2 meeting. Aims for 4th in row vs. KC with 5+ catches. • DE JOEY BOSA had sack in Week 2 meeting. Has TFL in 2 of his past 3 vs. division. Has 3 sacks in his past 2 on road. LB NICK VIGIL aims for 3rd in row with sack. CB CASEY HAYWARD had 1st INT of season in Week 16. Has PD in 2 of past 3. CB MICHAEL DAVIS had season-high 9 tackles & PD last week. Aims for 4th in row with PD. Aims for 5th in row vs. KC with PD & 3rd in row vs. KC with 2+ PD. Had INT in last road meeting.
CHIEFS clinched AFC West division title for 5th-consecutive season & #1 overall seed in AFC for 2nd time in past 3 seasons. • QB PATRICK MAHOMES passed for 278 yards & 2 TDs vs. INT last week. Aims for 4th in row with 2+ TD passes. Has 90+ rating in 9 of past 10. Passed for 302 yards & 2 TDs vs. 0 INTs for 90.9 rating & rushed for season-high 54 yards in Week 2 meeting. Has 12 TDs vs. INT for 110.4 rating in his past 4 at home. Leads NFL with 4,740 pass yards & can join DREW BREES as only players in NFL history with 5,000+ pass yards in 2+ seasons. • RB DARREL WILLIAMS had season-high 73 scrimmage yards (46 rush, 27 rec.) last week. Has TD in 2 of 3 career games vs. LAC. RB LE’VEON BELL rushed for 111 yards & TD in only career game vs. Chargers (10/12/15 with Pit.). • WR TYREEK HILL aims for 10th in row with 50+ rec. yards. Has TD catch in 2 of past 3. Had 5 catches for 99 yards & TD in Week 2 meeting. Ranks 2nd in NFL with career-high 15 rec. TDs. TE TRAVIS KELCE aims for 9th in row with 7+ catches & 60+ rec. yards & 5th in row with rec. TD. Had 9 catches for 90 yards in Week 2 meeting. Has TD catch in 2 of past 3 vs. LAC. Aims for 6th in row at home with 95+ rec. yards. Leads NFL with 1,416 rec. yards, most by TE in single season in NFL history. • DT CHRIS JONES had sack last week & has sack in 2 of past 3. Had sack in last home meeting. DE FRANK CLARK had sack in Week 16 & has sack in 3 of past 4. Has sack in 3 of 4 career games vs. LAC. DE ALEX OKAFOR had sack & 1st FF of season last week. Rookie CB L’JARIUS SNEED aims for 3rd in row with sack. Had 4 PD in his past 4. Had INT in Week 2 meeting.
ON THE AIRWAVES TV: FOX (4:25 PM ET): TBD SIRIUS: 138 (LAC), 81 (KC) | XM: 381 (LAC), 226 (KC)