The Kansas City Chiefs and Los Angeles Chargers have been bitter rivals dating all the way back to 1960 and the two AFC West squads will square off on Sunday in a big Week 3 matchup. Kansas City has dominated this rivalry in recent years, winning eight of the last 10 matchups against the Chargers. However, Los Angeles enters Sunday's showdown having won five of its last six games dating back to last season.
Kickoff is set for 1 p.m. ET at Arrowhead Stadium in Kansas City. The latest Chiefs vs. Chargers odds have Kansas City as a seven-point favorite according to Caesars Sportsbook, and the over-under for total points is 54.5. In select markets, Sunday's matchup can be seen live on CBS and streamed live on Paramount+ with their must-have Premium plan.
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How to watch Chiefs vs. Chargers
- Date: Sunday, Sept. 26
- Time: 1 p.m. ET
- TV: CBS
- Streaming: Paramount+
Week 3 NFL picks for Chargers vs. Chiefs
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For Chiefs vs. Chargers, the model is backing Kansas City to cover as seven-point favorites. Patrick Mahomes inherited an eight-game Chiefs winning streak in the series when he took over as the full-time starter in 2018 and Kansas City proceeded to win four of the next six games against the Chargers to extend their all-time series lead to 64-57-1.
Mahomes and the Chiefs took three of those four victories over the Chargers by seven points or more and even with both defenses struggling, the Chiefs' ability to generate takeaways could make the difference. Kansas City might be allowing 469 yards per game so far this season, but the Chiefs have taken the ball away four times while the Chargers have turned it over four times.
Tyrann Mathieu had two interceptions in his first game back from the COVID-19 list last week and he'll be looking to bait Justin Herbert into making a crucial mistake on Sunday. The model sees Herbert and Mahomes combining for nearly 600 yards and throwing for over four touchdowns on average but has the Chiefs winning the turnover battle to cover the spread in over 50 percent of simulations.
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