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Top 5 Headlines 10/19: Chiefs vs. Chargers Scouting Report

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1. Chiefs-Chargers scouting report

By Randy Covitz - The Kansas City Star

"When the Chiefs run


Jamaal Charles needs just 53 yards to become the franchise's all-time leading rusher, and the Chiefs need to get him the ball more than the four carries he had in the second half of the game at San Francisco. Rookie De'Anthony Thomas, in his first appearance after missing the first four games with a hamstring strain, provided an added dimension in the 49ers game and could be a weapon against the No. 9 defense against the run. "    READ MORE…

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2. Chiefs wary of the Chargers' red-hot Philip Rivers, and with good reason

By Terez Paylor - The Kansas City Star

"Chargers quarterback Philip Rivers hardly needs more momentum entering his team's home showdown against the Chiefs on Sunday. He is, after all, 6-0 against them at San Diego since 2008.

However, Rivers has thrown for more than 300 yards in two of his last three outings, a red-hot stretch in a season in which he's completed 69.3 percent of his passes for 1,756 yards, 15 touchdowns and two interceptions for the Chargers, 5-1, who enter the game on a five-game winning streak. "    READ MORE…

3. Poll: Chiefs' scare factor

By Tom Krasovic -

"The Chiefs are an odd bunch.

They've not won a playoff game in a generation but tend to employ several players capable of splash plays."    READ MORE…

4. Q&A: Time to call Eric Berry injury-prone?

By Adam Teicher -

"Here is this week's edition of the Kansas City Chiefs mailbag. To ask a question for a future edition, send it to me via Twitter (@adamteicher) and tag it #ChiefsMail.

When do we start talking about Eric Berry being injury prone. Has missed over 25% of his starts. #ChiefsMail @adamteicher: I see your point and it's a fair question to ask. Safety Eric Berry will miss his fourth straight game Sunday when the Chiefs play in San Diego against the Chargers. He has a high ankle sprain and those take time to heal. Berry was injured for the season in the opener in 2011. Otherwise, he's played in every game since joining the Chiefs except the season-ending game last year in San Diego, where the Chiefs rested many of their other starters, too. Still, missing 15 games in 2011 and at least another four this year isn't good. Those were both significant injuries. To me, a guy who's injury prone is one who gets something different each time he tries to play. Tony Moeaki was injury prone. Berry to me is more a victim of bad luck. "    READ MORE…

5. Prediction: Chiefs will beat the Chargers

By Eric D. Williams -

"The San Diego Chargers are still short-handed, with several front-line players nursing injuries. At some point that is going to catch up them. San Diego faces a solid Kansas City Chiefs team playing well coming out of their bye week, so they will be well-rested.

Kansas City's Andy Reid is one of the best coaches in the NFL at devising innovative schemes to give his team an advantage, and he's had two weeks to prepare. The Chiefs do a good job of running the football with Jamaal Charles and Knile Davis, and the Chargers struggled to defend the run last week against Oakland. "    READ MORE…

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