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Kansas City Chiefs vs San Diego Chargers Spreads NFL Week 3 Picks

by Scott Burgess on Thursday, September 22nd, 2011

Kansas City Chiefs vs San Diego Chargers Spreads NFL Week 3 Picks: The San Diego Chargers play host to the winless Kansas City Chiefs, Sunday Sept 25th, as the Chargers seek revenge for ended their string for four straight division championships last season. The Chargers have won seven of their last ten meetings over the Chiefs.  NFL oddsmakers have the Chargers as -14.5 point home favorites over the Chiefs with the over/under set at 45.5 points. Start your NFL Week 3 Picks off right by getting your bet on the latest Chiefs vs Chargers Spreads available now.

Kansas City Chiefs vs San Diego Chargers Spreads NFL Week 3 Picks   Kansas City (0-2) got crushed 3-48 in Detroit in Week 2. QB Matt Cassel was 15 of 22 for 133 yards with three interceptions and a fumble. Dwayne Bowe had five receptions for 101 yards, providing the only offensive spark the team had without its star running back. They lost more than just the game, coming off a 34-point loss at home to the Buffalo Bills. RB Jamaal Charles was carted off the field midway through the first quarter with an injured left knee. Pro Bowl safety Eric Berry and TE Tony Moeaki already are on season-ending injured reserve for Kansas City with knee injuries. Perhaps more so now than at any other time in Cassel’s three seasons as their starter, the Chiefs need their quarterback to be smart and sharp. TE Tony Moeaki and RB Jamaal Charles have suffered season-ending knee injuries, shifting even more pressure onto Cassel to help steer his team out of trouble. Cassel has been at his best when the pressure has been light. In four of the seven games last season in which Cassel’s passer rating was at least 100, the Chiefs also gained 200 rushing yards. Only in six of Cassel’s 15 starts did he pass for at least 200 yards, and the fact was that, with the league’s top rush offense, he didn’t need to be a hero. With the injuries this season, that’s no longer the case.

San Diego (1-1) lost in New England 21-35 in Week 2. QB Philip Rivers threw for 378 yards for the Chargers, but had four turnovers for the second straight year against New England. They turned the ball over inside the Patriots 35-yard line three times, leading to 17 points and were stopped on a fourth-and-goal at the 1. Despite Kansas City’s struggles through the first two weeks of the 2011 season, the Chargers still view the Chiefs as a threat. It was the Chiefs, after all, that ended San Diego’s string for four straight division championships last season. “It was humbling and we came to campus here hungry,” Chargers All-Pro QB Philip Rivers said of missing the playoffs last season. “It certainly left a bad taste in our mouth not getting in and I think it started with the Kansas City Chiefs. QB Philip Rivers has thrown for 713 passing yards in his first two games in 2011 while RB Mike Tolbert leads the NFL with 17 receptions with two receiving TDs. In five seasons under Turner, the Chargers are 7-9 in the month of September. From October through the end of the regular season, San Diego has gone a combined 41-15 during that stretch. The Chiefs have won just once over the last seven years.

Recent Trends to Consider:
Home team is 4-1 ATS in their last 5 meetings.
Under is 5-2 in the last 7 meetings in San Diego.
Chiefs are 2-6 ATS in their last 8 meetings in San Diego.
Chiefs are 10-2 ATS in their last 12 games as an underdog of 10.5 or greater.
Chiefs are 5-1 ATS in their last 6 games after allowing more than 250 yards passing in their previous game.
Chiefs are 9-2 ATS in their last 11 games as a road underdog of 10.5 or greater.
Chargers are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games in September.
Chargers are 2-8 ATS in their last 10 games as a favorite of 10.5 or greater.
Chargers are 0-3-1 ATS in their last 4 games overall.

Kansas City Chiefs vs San Diego Chargers
When: Sunday Sept 25th@1:00 PM ET
Pick: Chargers -14.5

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The Bottom Line: It’s going to be ugly for KC in So Cal. Start the 2011 NFL season off right by getting your bet on the latest Kansas City Chiefs vs San Diego Chargers Spreads available now.

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