When you think of the San Diego Chargers, the first thought is usually QB Philip Rivers and that explosive offense. They ranked No. 2 in points scored last year and No. 1 in yards on offense. WR Vincent Jackson is back while RB Ryan Mathews has started to improve.
But the Chargers defense is pretty damn good. People forget they were the 10th ranked defense last year and No. 1 in yards given up.
Chiefs coach Todd Haley talked about the Chargers defense in Wednesday's press conference (via KCChiefs.com):
Defensively, they've changed a little bit from a personnel standpoint with some of the guys on the team, but the key cast members are still there. They're an aggressive, attacking defense that plays physical football. Again, offensively we'll have to go and play our best game, and that's what we're working on right now.
Nothing revealing there but he's right that the Chiefs will need their A-game on offense and defense this week. The Chiefs haven't scored a point in San Diego since 2009 and you know their offense is going to be scoring at least in the 20s so the Chiefs offense will have to do something they haven't done since December 2010 -- score more than one touchdown.