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Los Angeles Chargers Week 3 Game Release

Chargers take on chiefs in divisional matchup

The Los Angeles Chargers travel to Kansas City for the team’s first AFC West matchup of the year, kicking off at 10:00 a.m. PT from GEHA Field at Arrowhead Stadium. Jim Nantz, Tony Romo and Tracy Wolfson have the call on CBS while Matt “Money” Smith, Daniel Jeremiah and Shannon Farren will broadcast on the Chargers Radio Network airwaves on ALT FM-98.7. Adrian Garcia-Marquez and Francisco Pinto will present the game in Spanish on Que Buena FM 105.5/94.3.

The Chargers won last season’s Week 17 matchup at Kansas City as Justin Herbert put the finishing touches on the best rookie campaign by a quarterback in history. The Chiefs own a 36-25 record in the all-time series at Kansas City, but the Bolts have won on the road in two of the last three years.

Through two games, Los Angeles boasts the best third-down offense in football. The team has converted 61.3 percent of its third-down attempts and Justin Herbert leads the NFL with 16 passes on third down to move the chains. The Los Angeles offense also features Keenan Allen — who has a pair of 100-yard games this year — and Mike Williams — who’s 15 receptions is tied for a conference-best. Rookie draft picks Rashawn Slater and Asante Samuel Jr., have each started both games this year.

Patrick Mahomes leads the Kansas City offense, having thrown for 680 yards and six touchdowns this year to post an AFC-best 131.4 passer rating. His targets include Tyreek Hill and Travis Kelce, who have a combined 27 catches for 396 yards and four touchdowns. Tyrann Mathieu leads the Chiefs defense with two interceptions.

The Chargers come back home in Week 4 for another divisional matchup. Los Angeles hosts the Las Vegas Raiders in its first prime-time game of the season. The bout from SoFi Stadium kicks off at 5:15 p.m. PT.

Notes

Six of the past 11 games at Kansas City have been decided by seven or fewer points. The Chargers have won nine of the past 17 home games against the Chiefs. The Bolts have played the Chiefs three times on Thursday, holding a 2-1 advantage in those games

Series Breakdown

All-Time Series Record . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 57-64-1 (.471)
Regular Season Series Record . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 56-64-1 (.467)
Chargers All-Time at Chiefs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25-36 (.410)
Current Streak . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . W, One (1) game
Last Meeting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Jan. 3, 2021 at K.C. — W, 38-21
Longest Chargers Win Streak . . . . . . . . . . . . Six games (1979-81)
Longest Chiefs Win Streak . . . . . . . . . . . . Nine games (2014-18)
Head Coach Brandon Staley vs. Chiefs . . . . . . . . . . . . 0-0 (.000)
Staley All-Time vs. Chiefs* . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0-2 (.000)
Most Career GP vs. Chiefs . . . . . . . . . . . . CB Chris Harris Jr. (20)
*(Including years as assistant coach)

Recent Results

Jan. 1, 2017 . . . . vs. Kansas City . . L, 37-27 . . . . . . . Qualcomm Stadium
Sept. 24, 2017 . . vs. Kansas City . . L, 24-10 . . . . . . . . . . StubHub Center
Dec. 16, 2017 . . . at Kansas City . . L, 30-13 . . . . . . Arrowhead Stadium
Sept. 9, 2018 . . . vs. Kansas City . . L, 38-28 . . . . . . . . . StubHub Center
Dec. 13, 2018 . . . at Kansas City . . W, 29-28 . . . . . Arrowhead Stadium
Nov. 18, 2019 . . . vs. Kansas City . . L, 24-17 . . . . . . . . . . . Estadio Azteca
Dec. 29, 2019 . . at Kansas City . . L, 31-21 . . . . . . Arrowhead Stadium
Sept. 20, 2020 . vs. Kansas City . . L, 23-20 (OT) . . . . . . . SoFi Stadium
Jan. 3, 2021 . . . . at Kansas City . . W, 38-21 . . . . . Arrowhead Stadium

At the Helm

BRANDON STALEY
Chargers Head Coach
Overall Record: 1-1 (.500)
Reg. Season Record: 1-1 (.500)
Postseason Record: 0-0 (.000)
Record vs. Kansas City: 0-0 (.000)
Road Record (Reg.): 1-0 (1.000)
Hometown: Perry, Ohio
College: Dayton (’04) / Mercyhurst (‘05)

Brandon Staley became the 17th head coach in franchise history on Jan. 17, 2021, becoming the first Bolts head coach with a defensive background in over a decade.
Staley served as the defensive coordinator in 2020 for the Los Angeles Rams after spending three seasons as the outside linebackers coach for Denver (2019) and Chicago (2017-18). Staley has coached four Pro Bowlers, some of the most dominant defensive NFL players in recent memory — Khalil Mack in 2018, Von Miller in 2019 and Aaron Donald and Jalen Ramsey in 2020. Three of those players (Mack, Donald and Ramsey) were also recognized by The Associated Press as first-team All-Pro selections.

As one of the most progressive defensive minds in football, Staley overhauled a Rams defense to become the best defense in football in 2020. The unit ranked No. 1 in total defense, passing defense and scoring defense while finishing as the third-best rushing defense. The Rams defensive unit improved by more than four points per game in scoring defense from 2019 to post the best single-season average allowed by the team in nearly two decades. Prior to coaching in the NFL, Staley spent three seasons (2013, ’15-16) at John Carroll as defensive coordinator/secondary coach and the 2014 season as defensive coordinator/linebackers at James Madison. In his final season as a collegiate coach, Staley earned National Coordinator of the Year honors for Division III by leading his unit to rank third in the nation in total defense (218.0 ypg) and fourth in scoring defense (12.6 ppg).

Staley played quarterback at the University of Dayton, serving as a team captain and was a two-year starter. The Flyers posted a 16-5 record when Staley was the starter from 2003-04. He ended his playing career at Mercyhurst College, playing there in 2005 with his twin brother, Jason. A native of Perry, Ohio, Staley and his wife, Amy, have three sons — Colin, Will and Grant.

ANDY REID
Chiefs Head Coach
Overall Record: 239-146-1 (.620)
Reg. Season Record: 222-131-1 (.629)
Postseason Record: 17-15 (.531)
Record vs. Chargers: 14-5 (.737)
Road Record (Reg.): 108-68-1 (.613)
Hometown: Los Angeles, Calif.
College: BYU (‘81)

Andy Reid enters his ninth season at the helm of the Chiefs in 2021. He was hired as the club’s 13th head coach in franchise history on January 7, 2013.

Entering his 22nd season as an NFL head coach, Reid adds Super Bowl champion to his resume after he led his squad to a 31-20 come-from-behind win in Super Bowl LIV. He owns a 222-131-1 (.629) regular season record and adds a 17-15 (.531) postseason mark, giving him 239 total wins, which ranks fifth in NFL history and just second among active head coaches, trailing only New England Head Coach Bill Belichick. Reid joined the Chiefs after 14 seasons as Head Coach/Executive Vice President of Football Operations of the Philadelphia Eagles where he compiled 130-93-1 (.583) regular season record. Including his years as an assistant coach,
Reid’s teams have made the playoffs 21 times (24-18 record), and he has coached in four Super Bowls and 10 Championship Games (8 NFC, 2 AFC). He owns three NFL Coach of the Year titles. Since his arrival in Kansas City, Reid’s teams have made it to the playoffs seven out of eight seasons, including back-to-back AFC Championship Game appearances (2018-19). In eight seasons under Reid, the Chiefs have recorded seven 10-plus win seasons.

A tackle and guard at Brigham Young University from 1979-81, Reid entered the coaching ranks as a graduate assistant at BYU under Head Coach LaVell Edwards in 1982. A native of Los Angeles, Reid prepped at John Marshall High School and went on to go to Glendale (Calif.) Junior College before attending BYU.

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