“Must-win” chatter had surrounded the week three match-up of two winless teams; the Chiefs and the Saints. After back-to-back losses the Chiefs fully realized it was time to end their drought and come home with a victory while resurrecting their confidence. At the Superdome, the Chiefs started slowly but rallied in bullying fashion to earn their first win of the season in the Crescent City.
Not only did the Chiefs come home with a win, but they also managed to rewrite history as well.
In week four, the Chiefs face the San Diego Chargers (2-1) at Arrowhead Stadium. Kansas City will be fighting for their first win at home in the 2012 campaign as well as a stake for first place in the AFC West.
Head coach, Romeo Crennel, is focused on improving the squad and clinching another win.
“Today, we start our preparation for our division game against the Chargers on Sunday. The focus and concentration is on getting better and trying to eliminate any negative plays that we had so that we can give ourselves the best chance in that game.”
“We’re going to have to come with our hard hats and be ready to play. It’s going to be a physical game, which it always is. It’s a divisional rivalry, and we’re excited about the opportunity and what we’re playing for.”
Chargers QB Philip Rivers is also aware of what’s up for grabs and understands the difficulty of playing on the road at Arrowhead Stadium.
“This fourth game kind of finishes off that first quarter of the season and it’s going to be a tough one. It’s a great place to play, tough place to play, it’s a division game and both teams know each other very well. A lot of the players are the same that they were the last few years, obviously there have been some changes and some swapped over. We have three guys that we were playing against last year in this game. I think there is a good familiarity as is most division opponents and it’ll be a heck of a game.”
To mirror Rivers, it should be “a heck of game.” With the Chargers coming off of a 27-3 loss against the Atlanta Falcons, they are likely to bring a challenge.
Arrowhead will be packed on Sunday with Chiefs fans ready to celebrate at home, ready for their team to stake their claim in the West, and ready to witness their Kansas City Chiefs claim another victory. It should be noted, that the past two visits to Arrowhead for the Chargers have ended in them flying home in defeat. Let’s hope history continues and so does the trend of the winning Chiefs.