Monday Night Matchup: Keys to Victory in Chiefs Vs. Chargers Week 1 Finale

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Monday Night Matchup: Keys to Victory in Chiefs Vs. Chargers Week 1 Finale
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Chargers tight end Antonio Gates has played well in the Chargers four straight wins over Kansas City

Some NFL fans around the country, particularly those on the east coast, may choose to skip Monday night's late game between division foes Kansas City and San Diego. After all, the Chargers have won their last four games against the Chiefs and most experts have already penciled them in to win a fifth consecutive AFC West title. 

So the outcome of the Week 1 finale in Kansas City is a foregone conclusion, right? Not so fast.

If you are one of those that decides to skip the NFL's last game of the week, which doesn't even kickoff until 9:15 pm CDT, you are going to miss what should be one hell of a football game.

The Chiefs and their standing room only crowd will be breaking in the New Arrowhead Stadium, fresh off a $400 million face lift that has the city buzzing with excitement. The late start will also allow the best tailgating fans in the NFL to get fully primed before the game.

And when the fans get to their seats, the Chiefs have planned what is being touted as a pregame experience that will "blow your mind." A once in a lifetime celebration of Chiefs football, past, present, and future.

So when the dust settles on the pregame celebrations, and the Arrowhead faithful have been delivered into a raucous Monday night frenzy that would make a rabid dog jealous, what should we expect on the field?

Here are the five key matchups that will decide what Chiefs fans are hoping is the landmark event for their resurgence, and an end to a Chargers-dominated AFC West.

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