NFL Week 9 Biggest Individual Matchups

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NFL Week 9 Biggest Individual Matchups
Christopher Hanewinckel-US PRESSWIRE
Antonio Gates got the Chargers off to a good start on Thursday night vs. the Chiefs

When it comes to matchups this season, no doubt the San Diego Chargers would enjoy squaring off against their longtime AFC West rivals a few more times.

That’s because on Thursday night, the Bolts completed their sweep of the Kansas City Chiefs via a 31-13 victory in which their defensive unit scored a pair of touchdowns.

All told, the Chiefs turned over the football four times (adding to their league-leading total, which now stands at 29), and the victory enabled Norv Turner’s team to even its record at 4-4.

The Chargers have forced 17 turnovers in eight games this season, 10 of those in the sweep of Kansas City (three returned for touchdowns) and only seven in their other six games in 2012. Combined with a 37-20 victory at Arrowhead Stadium five weeks ago, Turner’s club bested their traditional rivals by a combined 68-33 this season.

Now that’s what you call a favorable matchup.

And while we're on the subject...

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