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Each week, John Gennaro gives San Diego Chargers fans three reasons to be pessimistic about the team's chances in their upcoming game. This week, they take on division rival Kansas City Chiefs.

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Andy Reid after bye week

Andy Reid, for his career, is 13-2 in games following a bye week.

13-2! That's a winning percentage of better than 86%!

I know you can say he's 0-2 in the last two years, but you also have to realize that means he went 13-0 before that! And sometimes with bad teams!

The man understands bye weeks. His gameplans get better with more time to put them together. The Chargers should expect a better Chiefs team than what they've seen so far this season.

Injuries / Pass Rush

The San Diego Chargers pass rush has been decimated by injuries. First it was Melvin Ingram, then it was Jerry Attaochu, and now Dwight Freeney is questionable for Sunday's game.

We saw Derek Carr carve up the Chargers defense last week when the pass rush wasn't effective. It is probably too much to ask John Pagano to call blitzes all game long against a team that's good against blitzes.

Alex Smith may not be an "elite" QB, but he's a good QB and is better than Derek Carr. If San Diego gives him all day to pass, he'll have himself a great game.

Jamaal Charles (and more)

Jamaal Charles might be the most talented RB in the NFL. He came out of the gate slow this season and I was feeling good about the Chargers beating the Chiefs. Then Charles put together back-to-back game where he combined for 33 carries, 172 rushing yards, and a touchdown. He also added 4 catches for 20 yards and 2 more touchdowns.

The Charles the Chargers can expect to see is the guy that pit up the Patriots and nearly led to Chiefs to a road win in San Francisco against the 49ers, except he's had a week off to rest. Considering the Chargers front seven struggled to stop Darren McFadden last week, that could spell bad news for Chargers fans.

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