Alex Smith’s return to San Francisco last week wasn’t a welcome one for the 2-3 Kansas City Chiefs, and it won’t get any easier today as you watch Chiefs vs Chargers online free. The Chiefs game again hits the road, this time against the 5-1 San Diego Chargers. The Chiefs will have Jamaal Charles for the third straight game, but he and Alex Smith will have a hard time counterbalancing the Chargers’ defense and QB Philip Rivers.
Rivers and the Chargers are looking for their fifth straight win following their 31-28 victory against the Raiders. Rivers threw for 313 yards and three touchdowns in Oakland, his record-setting fifth game in a row with a QB Rating of 120 or higher. Rivers leads all quarterbacks in Total QBR with an 87.1 average, 1.9 points above second-place Peyton Manning.
Yet it was the Chargers defense, not Rivers, that ultimately beat the Raiders. San Diego’s Jason Verrett intercepted a Derek Carr pass with 1:13 remaining to seal San Diego’s 31-28 victory. The Chargers enter today’s Chiefs game with the third-ranked overall defense, allowing 15.2 points per game, 209 yards passing and 99 rushing yards.
Chiefs running back Jamaal Charles will see if he can change the latter stat. Charles hasn’t rushed for more than 95 yards in his two games since returning to the lineup. Yet when the Chiefs faced the Chargers last November, Charles had 115 yards and two touchdowns on 14 carries. The Chiefs have a two-pronged backfield with Charles and Knile Davis, who’s averaging 4.5 yards per carry.
Here is some useful game-time information as you prepare to watch Chiefs vs Chargers online free live streaming in NFL Week 7.
- Kickoff for Today’s Kansas City Chiefs vs San Diego Chargers game: 4:05 EST / 1:05 PST
- Stadium: Qualcomm Stadium (San Diego Chargers are the home team)
- Who’s favored / point spread: the Chargers are 5.5-point favorites
- Live stream the Chiefs / Chargers game on CBS Sports here
- Watch live free online on the DirecTV website here (requires an NFL Sunday Ticket subscription with MAX package)