- Associated Press - Thursday, December 14, 2017

LOS ANGELES CHARGERS (7-6) at KANSAS CITY (7-6)

Saturday, 8:25 p.m. ET, NFL Network

OPENING LINE - Chargers by 2

RECORD VS. SPREAD - Los Angeles 7-5-1, Kansas City 7-6

SERIES RECORD - Chiefs lead 59-55-1

LAST MEETING - Chiefs beat Chargers 24-10, Sept. 24

LAST WEEK - Chargers beat Redskins 30-13; Chiefs beat Raiders 26-15

AP PRO32 RANKING - Chargers No. 11, Chiefs No. 14

CHARGERS OFFENSE - OVERALL (5), RUSH (24), PASS (3)

CHARGERS DEFENSE - OVERALL (10), RUSH (29), PASS (3)

CHIEFS OFFENSE - OVERALL (6), RUSH (13), PASS (8)

CHIEFS DEFENSE - OVERALL (28), RUSH (30), PASS (28)

STREAKS, STATS AND NOTES - Winner has inside track on AFC West title. … Chiefs have won seven straight against Chargers. Their last loss was Dec. 29, 2013. … Chargers have won four straight and seven of nine, their best nine-game stretch since 2010. … Chargers lead NFL with 15 INTs on defense since 0-4 start. … Chargers QB Philip Rivers is averaging 337 yards passing with eight TDs and no interceptions over past four games. … Rivers joined Peyton Manning and Drew Brees as only QBs in NFL history with 3,500 yards passing in 10 straight seasons. Rivers has 3,611 yards. … WR Keenan Allen is first Chargers player with four consecutive 100-yard receiving games since Wes Chandler in 1982. … Chargers DE Joey Bosa has nine sacks and four forced fumbles in last nine games. … Chargers DE Melvin Ingram had three sacks vs. Kansas City in September. … Chiefs coach Andy Reid is 9-3 against Chargers. … Chiefs snapped five-game skid last week against Oakland. … Kansas City QB Alex Smith is second in NFL with 104.4 rating. Smith is 6-1 in his career against Chargers. … Chiefs RB Kareem Hunt joined Abner Haynes (1960) as only players in Chiefs history with 1,400 yards from scrimmage as rookie. Hunt has 1,435. … Chiefs’ Travis Kelce is only TE in NFL with 65 catches and 850 yards each of past four seasons. … Chiefs CB Marcus Peters returns from one-game disciplinary suspension. … Fantasy Tip: Keep rolling with Rivers at QB against Chiefs, who have struggled to stop pass most of season, despite return of CB Peters from suspension.

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