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Chiefs vs. Chargers 2021: game time, TV schedule and how to watch live online

Everything you need to know to watch the Chiefs take on the Chargers in Week 15.

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The Game

For the NFL’s Week 15, the Kansas City Chiefs travel to Inglewood, California to play the Los Angeles Chargers on Thursday Night Football. Kickoff is set for 7:20 p.m. The game will be carried on Fox — locally on WDAF/4.

These two teams met at Arrowhead Stadium in Week 3. After they had played to a 24-24 tie in the fourth quarter, Kansas City quarterback Patrick Mahomes was intercepted by Los Angeles safety Alohi Gilman — Kansas City’s fourth turnover of the game — giving the Chargers the ball at their own 41-yard line with just under two minutes remaining. It took a little more than a minute for Los Angeles quarterback Justin Herbert to hit wide receiver Mike Williams with a 4-yard touchdown pass, sealing the Chargers’ 30-24 win that gave them a head-to-head tiebreaker in what turned out to be a very tight AFC West race.

But the Chiefs now lead the division at 9-4 — a full game ahead of the Chargers at 8-5. With a victory, Kansas City would control its own destiny for a sixth consecutive division title — an AFC West record — but a loss will put Los Angeles in control by virtue of its better division record; the Chiefs would not be able to guarantee a home game in the playoffs without another Chargers loss. In addition, the Chiefs will need to win every one of their remaining games to have a good chance at earning the AFC’s only postseason bye.

So for the Chiefs, this game has very large implications — but things have changed a lot since Week 3. It’s been 10 weeks since Kansas City allowed an opponent to score 30 points against them — and during the team’s six-game winning streak, the team has allowed just 10.8 points per game. And after giving up 17 turnovers through the season’s first seven games — the Chiefs have given up only six during the winning streak.

Still, the Chargers are not likely to go quietly into the night. The team has averaged 27 points per game this season — ranked eighth in the NFL — and besides Week 3 against Kansas City, Herbert has led four other fourth-quarter comebacks. The Chiefs will be without key defensive contributors Willie Gay Jr. and L’Jarius Sneed — and could also be without Chris Jones.

It promises to be a memorable game.

Nuts and bolts

  • Location: SoFi Stadium, Inglewood, California
  • Playing surface: Artificial
  • Game time: 7:20 p.m. Arrowhead Time, Thursday, December 16, 2021
  • Weather forecast: Canopied stadium
  • Matchup history: 64-57-1 Chiefs (regular season)
  • Odds: Chiefs -3, per DraftKings Sportsbook
  • Officials: Referee Shawn Smith (14), umpire Bryan Neale (92), down judge Mark Hittner (28), line judge Mike Dolce (123), field judge Dyrol Prioleau (109), side judge Dave Hawkshaw (107), back judge Dino Paganelli (105), replay official Mike Wimmer and replay assistant Sebrina Brunson.
  • Television broadcast: with Joe Buck, Troy Aikman, Erin Andrews and Kristina Pink on WDAF (Fox/4-Kansas City), NFL Network, Chiefs Mobile App, KTTV (Fox/11-Los Angeles) and Fox affiliates nationwide
  • Online television broadcast: with Hannah Storm and Andrea Kremer on Amazon Prime Video
  • Chiefs radio broadcast: with Mitch Holthus, Danan Hughes and Josh Klingler on WDAF (106.5 FM-Kansas City) and Chiefs Radio Network affiliates
  • SiriusXM broadcast: Channel 226
  • Chiefs Spanish radio broadcast: with Enrique Morales, Oscar Monterroso and Hannah Bassham on KPRS (103.3 FM-Kansas City)
  • Chargers radio broadcast: with Matt “Money” Smith, Daniel Jeremiah and Shannon Farren on KYSR (98.7 FM-Los Angeles), KLAC (570 AM-Los Angeles) and Chargers Radio Network affiliates.
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2021 Schedule

Wk
1
Sun
Sep 12
Browns GEHA Field at Arrowhead
Kansas City
Won
33-29
Wk
2
Sun
Sep 19
@Ravens M&T Bank Stadium
Baltimore
Lost
36-35
Wk
3
Sun
Sep 26
Chargers GEHA Field at Arrowhead
Kansas City
Lost
30-24
Wk
4
Sun
Oct 3
@Eagles Lincoln Financial Field
Philadelphia
Won
42-30
Wk
5
Sun
Oct 10
Bills GEHA Field at Arrowhead
Kansas City
Lost
28-20
Wk
6
Sun
Oct 17
@Washington FedEx Field
Washington
Won
31-13
Wk
7
Sun
Oct 24
@Titans Nissan Stadium
Nashville
Lost
27-3
Wk
8
Mon
Nov 1
Giants GEHA Field at Arrowhead
Kansas City
Won
20-17
Wk
9
Sun
Nov 7
Packers GEHA Field at Arrowhead
Kansas City
Won
13-7
Wk
10
Sun
Nov 14
@Raiders Allegiant Stadium
Las Vegas
Won
41-14
Wk
11
Sun
Nov 21
Cowboys GEHA Field at Arrowhead
Kansas City
Won
19-9
Wk
12
Bye
Week
- - -
Wk
13
Sun
Dec 5
Broncos GEHA Field at Arrowhead
Kansas City
Won
22-9
Wk
14
Sun
Dec 12
Raiders GEHA Field at Arrowhead
Kansas City
Won
48-9
Wk
15
Thu
Dec 16
@Chargers SoFi Stadium
Los Angeles
FOX/NFLN
Amazon
7:20 pm
Wk
16
Sun
Dec 26
Steelers GEHA Field at Arrowhead
Kansas City
CBS
3:25 pm
Wk
17
Sun
Jan 2
@Bengals Paul Brown Stadium
Cincinnati
CBS
12:00 pm
Wk
18
Sun
Jan 9
@Broncos Empower Field
Denver
CBS
3:25 pm