Joel Thorman: Chargers 20 Chiefs 26
MNChiefsfan: Chargers 17 Chiefs 33
I'm slightly leery of this game for the same reason I was leery the first time the Chiefs played the Chargers; you never know what might happen with Phillip Rivers. He's capable of absolutely going off at any given moment. The fact that Justin Houston is out makes me even more uneasy, as memories of Philip Rivers throwing for about 500 yards against a defense missing Houston (granted, Tamba Hali was gone as well) in 2013 still haunt me.
That said, the Chiefs are a significantly better team than the Chargers from top to bottom, as evidenced by the pasting they dealt them a few weeks back. The Chiefs have been blessed to an extent by having EVERY game be meaningful down the stretch with the AFC Wild Card situation. They can't afford to have a letdown, and have already won back-to-back slugfests against teams fighting for a playoffs spot. Combine that with the fact that Alex Smith is playing the best football of his career and I don't think the Chargers will keep it interesting for long.
Clay Wendler: Chargers 6 Chiefs 28
Matt Conner: Chargers 7 Chiefs 24
Stagdsp: Chargers 17 Chiefs 28