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Chargers vs. Broncos: Who should Chiefs fans root for on Thursday Night Football?

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Which team should the Chiefs fans cheer against on Thursday night?

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The San Diego Chargers and Denver Broncos meet on Thursday Night Football this evening. The Chargers are 5-1 while the Broncos are 5-1. Both teams are ahead of the 3-3 Kansas City Chiefs in the AFC West?

So who should Chiefs fans be rooting for?

As horrible as it sounds, I think the Chiefs should be rooting for the Broncos to win. Wait, the Chiefs should be rooting not for the Broncos to win, but the Chargers to lose. Ah, that sounds better.

I don't see the Chiefs winning the AFC West. That is likely going to the Broncos. So the Chiefs should cheer for the Broncos to beat the Chargers, who are a more likely threat in the AFC Wild Card chase.

If the Chargers lose on Thursday and the Chiefs can beat the Rams on Sunday, Kansas City is suddenly a half game back from second place. While the Wild Card is the important race here, landing that close to second place in the division just weeks after the Chargers were the best team in football and the Chiefs were merely trying to stay alive would be huge.

I'm rooting for a Chargers loss. What about you?