- (Photograph: Reuters/ Dave Kaup)
Kansas City Chiefs vs San Diego Chargers is the big game on Thursday evening in an intriguing AFC West match up. The game is being shown on the NFL network, and can also be watched online through live stream for free via the link below.
The Chargers come into this game 3-4 having lost three games straight. However, they have also won their past three straight games at home against the Chiefs, and will be hoping to extend that run to four, rather than four straight losses.
Meanwhile, the Chiefs are in deep trouble, coming into this game with a record of 1-6, which is the worst record in the NFL alongside the Carolina Panthers. They have lost four games straight, and amazingly have not even led a game in regulation this season (that makes them the first team since 1940 to go their first seven games without leading in regulation). Their only win of the season came courtesy of a 91 yard touchdown run by Jamaal Charles against the New Orleans Saints. Apart from that there has not been much joy for anyone concerned with the Chiefs this season.
The Chiefs also top the league for the number of turnovers given away, allowing the opposition to snatch the ball back 25 times so far this season. They also have the lowest passer rating in the NFL at 64.4.
The Chargers' offense will be looking at the Chiefs' defense and licking their lips; Kansas City have allowed an enormous 29.9 points per game on average this season so far.
Chargers' quarterback Philip Rivers will be a pivotal player for San Diego if they are to end their losing streak. He has completed 62 percent of his passes and thrown seven touchdowns and nine interceptions while going 6-1 at home versus Kansas City.
He also threw for 209 yards with two touchdowns and an interception in the Chargers' 37-20 win against the Chiefs on Sept. 30.
Despite the Chargers' lackluster 3-4 record they are lucky that only Denver in the AFC West have a winning record. Denver currently sits at the top of the division at 4-3, meaning the Chargers simply need a small run of form to put them back in contention for the top spot.
Kansas City Chiefs vs San Diego Chargers can be watched online through free live stream by clicking here.