With a huge win over the Las Vegas Raiders, it’s a good thing the Chiefs were able to rest thier starters as they head into Los Angeles on Thursday Night.
The Kansas City Chiefs destroyed the Las Vegas Raiders 48-9 in Arrowhead on Sunday afternoon, it was the perfect game to showcase the full powers of this Chiefs team. They won in every aspect of the game, there was no doubt about how dangerous the Kansas City Chiefs are. The Raiders came in expecting to compete with the Chiefs and even came in pregame and talked a lot of smack by standing and stomping on the arrowhead at midfield, and then had this play.
The Raiders were outmatched from the jump, the Chiefs defense forced five turnovers and the Chiefs offense came out firing, they scored on four straight drives and had beautiful balance in the run and passing game. Clyde Edwards-Helaire was able to run for two scores on amazing blocking by the offensive line and Mahomes was able to throw for two scores.
The Chiefs’ defense has been outstanding during this six-game winning streak, allowing just over 10.8 points per game while sacking the quarterback 13 times and forcing 15 turnovers. The Chiefs’ defense has been an elite unit. Now they have a short week to handle the explosive offense of the Los Angeles Chargers.
It’s not the easiest thing to accomplish, but the Chiefs having to travel to Los Angeles on a short week after a blowout is a blessing.
The Chiefs were able to rest their starters in the fourth quarter of the game against Las Vegas and were still able to be competitive. They needed that rest for the Chargers, who are now only one game behind the Chiefs for the lead in the division. The Chargers beat the Giants 37-21 in SoFi on Sunday and are able to stay at home while the Chiefs travel, which should aid the Chargers immensely.
The Chiefs have two days of practice until they travel on Wednesday to Los Angeles, and they probably are more prepared to play the Chargers than we realize. The Chiefs are playing extremely well on the defensive side of the ball and if the offense can build on the performance against Las Vegas, they should win Thursday Night.