they do this to me all the time. i really think this game should be the Chiefs. if that defense from last week plays again at home... look out Chargers. that stadium would be impossible to come into and even think of trying to win with ManBeast and Hali off the edges and a lead??? i shudder to think what Phyllis Rivers face would look like at the end of that game.
but i know better. this is playing out like a perfect let down game that i have grown accustomed to. "it for a share of the division lead." how many times did we hear that last season. every time i remember hearing it, we got beat. plus, Arrowhead is not the same as it used to be. i'm not saying it isn't loud and we still get false starts and use of TOs cause of the noise, but it is nowhere near as loud as it used to be. and the Bolts can stop the run well.
I don't know if they stop the run well or they just haven't played a team that can run the ball effectively. McFadden struggled early on this season before playing really well against the Steelers and the Titans and Falcons aren't running teams.
What I'm saying is, the Chargers haven't faced a runner like Charles yet.
Atlanta just shut them down. I know Atlanta has a good defense, but I dont think its that much better than ours, if any. On the other hand, the Chargers' D has been much improved over last year. This is a winnable game, but only just. I think we take them here, but week 9 is a different story.