As the majority of national NFL analysts and Las Vegas bookmakers continue to push the Los Angeles Chargers as the team to beat the AFC West, Arrowhead Pride lobbyist Peter Schrager continues to fight the good fight.
The Chargers were a hot topic of discussion for the panel on NFL Network’s Good Morning Football Tuesday morning, and Schrager once again had to remind the nation that the Chiefs are back-to-back division champions:
“Before we crown the Chargers as Super Bowl champions, let’s see them beat the @Chiefs first. They haven’t since 2013." @PSchrags on the Bolts’ biggest obstacle for 2018. pic.twitter.com/k72gL93XbT— GMFB (@gmfb) August 7, 2018
Schrager: “The road to recovery for me and the Chargers does not start in LA, but it starts in Kansas City. You need to beat the Chiefs. They have lost eight straight games against the Kansas City Chiefs. When Andy Reid took over Kansas City (2013), he’s never lost to the Chargers. The last time the Chargers beat the Chiefs was 2013. Chase Daniel was the starting quarterback in that game ... do you know who the leading receiver was? AJ Jenkins was the leading receiver for the Kansas City Chiefs ... and then, Ryan Matthews was the leading rusher for—not the Los Angeles Chargers—the San Diego Chargers. This team—the way they won that game was in crazy fashion ... I say all that—we love the Chargers on this show. If you’re waking up in LA right now and it’s 6:30 in the morning, ‘Wow, we’re getting a lot of love.’ You ain’t nothin’ until you beat the Chiefs, and last year on Christmas Eve, there was a chance to make a real run at this thing and they were red hot, and Marcus Peters put an end to that. The Chiefs own the Chargers and I can’t get on this Chargers bandwagon until I see them beat the Chiefs.”
Jenkins had 67 yards. The next two receivers for Kansas City? Dexter McCluster and Junior Hemingway.
So yeah, it’s been awhile.