The San Diego Chargers and Kansas City Chiefs will face off in front of a national audience tonight on Monday Night Football. And the divisional implications leading up to the game are huge.
San Diego currently has a half-game lead over Kansas City in the AFC West. Just a few weeks ago, it looked as if the Chargers would run away with the division title and win it with ease, as the Chiefs starting out the season 0-3 and were losing their games by a large margin.
The teams last faced each other just a month ago, with the Chargers squeaking out a three-point win on their home turf, 20-17. That game marked the beginning of the Chiefs turning their season around, and they have won three straight games since.
But is Kansas City an actual contender in 2011? Or are they just beneficiaries of a weak schedule, beating the Vikings, Colts and Jason Campbell-less Raiders.
Regardless, this upcoming stretch will tell us all we need to know about the Chiefs. They face the division-leading Chargers tonight, which is the first of three consecutive home games at Arrowhead Stadium.
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