Chiefs-Chargers Preview Capsule

KANSAS CITY (6-4) vs. LOS ANGELES CHARGERS (4-6) at Mexico City

Monday, 8:15 p.m. ET, ESPN

OPENING LINE — Chiefs by 3

RECORD VS. SPREAD — Kansas City 5-5, Los Angeles 3-6-1

SERIES RECORD — Chiefs lead 61-56-1

LAST MEETING — Chargers beat Chiefs, 29-28, Dec. 13, 2018.

LAST WEEK — Chiefs lost to Titans 35-32; Chargers lost to Raiders 26-24

AP PRO32 RANKING — Chiefs No. 9, Chargers No. 20

CHIEFS OFFENSE — OVERALL (3), RUSH (24), PASS (1).

CHIEFS DEFENSE — OVERALL (22), RUSH (31), PASS (8).

CHARGERS OFFENSE — OVERALL (16), RUSH (26), PASS (8).

CHARGERS DEFENSE — OVERALL (6), RUSH (19), PASS (5).

STREAKS, STATS AND NOTES — Kansas City has won nine of past 10 in series. ... Chiefs coach Andy Reid 11-4 against Chargers and 35-14 against AFC West. ... Chargers coach Anthony Lynn 1-3 vs. Chiefs and 7-7 in division games. … Kansas City beat Dallas in only other trip to Mexico in preseason game Aug. 5, 1996, in Monterrey. ... Chiefs 4-1 on road. ... Kansas City 23-2 over past 25 games vs AFC West. ... Patrick Mahomes threw for 446 yards last week vs. Titans. No Chiefs QB has had back-to-back 400-yard games. ... Mahomes has NFL records for first 25 games in yards passing (8,007), TDs (68), completions (598), passer rating (112.5) and fewest INTs (14). ... Kansas City thrown ball 62.5% of time, tied for second most in league. ... TE Travis Kelce has reception in 89 consecutive games. He needs 23 yards to reach 6,000 receiving for career. ... WR Tyreek Hill has six or more receptions for more than 140 yards in past two games. ... DE Frank Clark has three sacks in past two games. … Chiefs defense has forced league-leading 14 fumbles. ... Chargers making first appearance on “Monday Night Football” since 2017 season opener at Denver. ... Chargers QB Philip Rivers leads league with 2,816 passing yards. His 6,870 yards vs. Chiefs most vs. any opponent. ... RB Melvin Gordon rushed for season-high 108 yards last week. He had 166 scrimmage yards (102 receiving, 64 rushing) previous game vs. Chiefs. ... Austin Ekeler leads NFL running backs with 57 receptions for 559 yards and six receiving TDs. ... TE Hunter Henry averaging 5.8 receptions and 71.8 yards in five games since returning from knee injury. ... Chargers wide receivers have three touchdowns, tied for fewest in league. They haven’t had a TD in seven games. ... Five of Mike Williams’ 31 receptions have gone for 40 or more yards (16.1%), second-highest rate in league. ... Defensive ends Joey Bosa and Melvin Ingram have combined for nine sacks in past four games. ... Fantasy Tip: Kansas City RB Damien Williams has more than 100 scrimmage yards in past two games. He had 123 scrimmage yards (career-high 74 receiving, 49 rushing) and scored two touchdowns in previous meeting against Chargers.

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