Chiefs Can Gain Playoff Steam With Win Against Lowly 2-7 Chargers

For the Kansas City Chiefs to even be in the “still alive” portion of the AFC playoff picture graphic is impressive enough.

The Chiefs lost five consecutive games after their season-opening win against the Houston Texans, and once running back Jamaal Charles was injured and deemed out for the season, it was beginning to look like a recipe for a lost season.

Three straight wins changed it all, including their last monumental defensive effort against division rival Denver Broncos and Peyton Manning during last week’s 29-13 road win. Currently, the Chiefs only have one game remaining against a team holding a playoff spot and it’s the 5-4 Buffalo Bills.

Although it may be too early to look ahead, the attitude towards this year’s Chiefs season has done a complete 180 as they climbed out of their seemingly disastrous early hole.

This week the Chiefs have another very winnable game against the 2-7 San Diego Chargers, who the Chiefs will meet again on December 13th. This week’s game at Qualcomm Stadium has an average ticket price of $122.81 with a get-in price of $54 on the secondary market according to and is the third most expensive game on their schedule remaining. That price can be attributed mainly because an all-time Chargers running back, LaDainian Tomlinson, is having his jersey retired this Sunday.

With every game becoming more important as the season carries on, Chiefs fans can book San Diego flights through to see Kansas City have another chance at a division win. Hotels near Qualcomm Stadium on Hipmunk start form $71 and football fans can’t forget that the jersey retirement ceremony will make it a special night either way.

Chiefs tickets have an average ticket price of $84.01 with a get-in price of $12 when the Chargers come to Arrowhead Stadium.

The Chargers have lost five straight games but none of them have been deciding by more than one score. Starting with a four-point loss against the Pittsburgh Steelers on October 12th, the Chargers lost by seven points to the Green Bay Packers on the road, lost at home to the Oakland Raiders by eight, lost on the road to the Baltimore Ravens by three and lost to the Chicago Bears at home by three.