2018 Thursday Night Football: Los Angeles Chargers vs. Kansas City Chiefs December 13, 2018 by Marc Jerbs

On Thursday, the Los Angeles Chargers will go up against the Kansas City Chiefs in a key AFC West clash which could be vital for playoff positioning. Kick-off is set at 7:20PM CST in Arrowhead Stadium.

This match is one of the most-anticipated games of the year. It is full of hype, intrigue and drama for both teams. Each team has MVP-caliber quarterbacks and a team defense that can change the flow of the game in an instant.

Chargers' QB Philip Rivers will bring his season resume with 69.4% pass completion for 3,638 yards, 29 touchdowns and just six interceptions for 114.5 passer rating. The Chiefs will have rookie QB Patrick Mahomes who has 66.8% passer rating for a NFL-best 4,300 yards, 43 touchdowns and 11 interceptions for a 115.2 passer rating.

Chargers' defense will be anchored by Derwin James, Jatavis Brown, Joey Bosa, James and Desmond King. The Chiefs' defense is their vaunted pass rush led by Chris Jones, Dee Ford and Justin Houston. At stake in this match, the AFC West division title and a potential AFC's No. 1 seed in the playoffs.

The sportsbook handicappers have installed the Kansas City Chiefs as a 3.5-point favorite to beat the Los Angeles Chargers on Thursday night.