Derick E. Hingle-US PRESSWIRE - Presswire
The Chargers and Chiefs seem to be viewed as a little more evenly-matched than they would have a week ago, according to expert picks from around the web.
The first-place San Diego Chargers will travel east to take on the Kansas City Chiefs on Monday night. San Diego is coming off of a blowout loss at home to the Atlanta Falcons, while the Chiefs are still on a high after pulling out a surprise victory on the road against the New Orleans Saints.
The Chiefs had their running game going last week, as Jamaal Charles ran for 233 yards. He may have a tough time replicating that this week, as the Chargers enter the game with the NFL's fourth-best run defense in terms of yards allowed.
Kansas City is a tough place to play, but the Chargers are likely the better team, even if they didn't show it last week. This one is not an easy pick, although ESPN's pundits would have you believe differently, as eight out of the 11 who have made their picks are taking the Chargers.
Meanwhile, the guys at CBS Sports were certainly more balanced, as four experts chose San Diego and four picked Kansas City.