NFL Week 1 Preview, Prediction: San Diego Chargers Vs. Kansas City Chiefs

San Diego Chargers (0-0) vs. Kansas City Chiefs (0-0)

When: 10:15 p.m. Monday, ESPN

SB Nation Chargers: Bolts From The Blue

SB Nation Chiefs: Arrowhead Pride

Breakdown: Normally we wouldn't give the Chiefs much of a chance but it is Monday Night Football at Arrowhead Stadium. Back in the day the Chiefs were nearly unbeatable at home so if that electric atmosphere returns, this could be a close game. Look for the Chargers to continue with their passing attack despite the loss of WR Vincent Jackson. The Chiefs have one of the worst pass rushing units in the league so QB Philip Rivers should have plenty of time.

Player to Watch: CB Javier Arenas is quickly getting recognized as one of the league's next best returners in the game. He took a kick return over 40 yards in every Chiefs preseason game and that will be incredibly important against the Chargers as the Chiefs offense doesn't figure to score many points. The Chiefs will need a score from an unlikely source and Arenas can provide that.

Line: Chargers are 4.5 point favorites.

Prediction: Definitely take the Chargers in this one because this game is such a mismatch but with the Chiefs playing at a sold out Arrowhead it could be closer than many think.

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