The 8-7 Kansas City Chiefs host the 9-6 San Diego Chargers on Sunday at Arrowhead Stadium. The 12 p.m. (Arrowhead Time) kickoff can be seen on CBS. A Chargers win and they're in the playoffs. The Chiefs will need to win plus have the Cleveland Browns beat the Baltimore Ravens and the Jacksonville Jaguars beat the Houston Texans. Both the Browns and Jaguars are big underdogs.
The Chiefs were favored in the game until Alex Smith went down on Friday with a lacerated spleen. Smith will not play which means Chase Daniel will start. Daniel's only other start as a Chief came last year in Week 17 against these same Chargers. San Diego won that game. The Chiefs beat the Chargers once already this season, 23-20.
Is there any question Chase Daniel(s) is throwing a TD pass to a WR this week?— Arrowhead Pride (@ArrowheadPride) December 26, 2014
Game time: 12 p.m. (Arrowhead Time), Sunday, December 28
Location: Arrowhead Stadium, Kansas City, Missouri
TV channel: CBS (Do I get the game?)
Online streaming: Verizon subscribers can watch games live with the NFL Mobile app (subscription required) | NFL Game Pass offers live online broadcasts to users outside the USA | Post-game streaming: NFL Rewind. Sunday games are available after the Sunday Night Football telecast.
Announcers: Ian Eagle, Dan Fouts, Jenny Dell (sideline)
Injury report: Obviously Alex Smith won't play. G Zach Fulton, WR Dwayne Bowe and RB Jamaal Charles are questionable. The Chargers injury report is here.
Odds: Chiefs are a 1-point favorite
Prediction: 28-27, Chiefs (more picks here)
Matchup history: Chargers lead 55-53-1 all-time
Enemy blog: Bolts From The Blue
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Week 1: Tennessee Titans (L 26-10)
Week 2: at Denver Broncos (L 24-17)
Week 3: at Miami Dolphins (W 34-15)
Week 4: New England Patriots (W 41-14)
Week 5: at San Francisco 49ers (L 22-17)
Week 6: Bye
Week 7: at San Diego Chargers (W 23-20)
Week 8: St. Louis Rams (W 34-7)
Week 9: New York Jets (W 24-10)
Week 10: at Buffalo Bills (W 17-13)
Week 11: Seattle Seahawks (W 24-20)
Week 12: at Oakland Raiders (L 24-20)
Week 13: Denver Broncos (L 29-16)
Week 14: at Arizona Cardinals (L 17-14)
Week 15: Oakland Raiders (W 31-13)
Week 16: at Pittsburgh Steelers (L 20-12)
Week 17: San Diego Chargers (Dec. 28, 12 p.m., CBS)
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