Five reasons L.A.’s Chargers* (0-2) will knock off the Kansas City Chiefs (2-0) on Sunday in Carson:
Keenan Allen is up to speed. Allen was too slick for the Chiefs last year, catching six passes in less than a full half. “They couldn’t cover him,” Philip Rivers said. However, after Allen blew out his right knee, the Chiefs rallied to win. San Diego was 0-5 against the Andy Reid-coached Chiefs when Allen was injured, 2-1 when he went the whole game. L.A. will give its pass game more leeway.
NFL quarterback Alex Smith grew up in San Diego and rooted for the Chargers, good teams and bad. Not only a fan of Chargers Hall of Famers such as Junior Seau and LaDainian Tomlinson, he mentioned Ronnie Harmon and Stan Humphires when recounting happy memories. Before leaving for training camp as a young pro, Smith hung out at Petco Park, chatting with sportswriters during batting practice. He seemed a rare blend of humble, confident and smart. He's tough, even brazenly so.
You have to wonder if Tom Telesco would still be an NFL general manager if he worked for the rival Kansas City Chiefs instead of against them. In June, the Chiefs fired GM John Dorsey, whose teams won at a much higher rate than Telesco’s Chargers over the same four years, .671 to .422. The Chiefs on Sunday will take a 2-0 record into Carson against the winless, newly relocated franchise. At the same time Dorsey became a first-time GM, so did Telesco, joining San Diego in January 2013.
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