In what could potentially be future Hall of Fame quarterback Philip Rivers’ final game as a member of the team, the Los Angeles Chargers travel to take on the Kansas City Chiefs in a meaningless week 17 game. Sitting at 5-10, the Chargers have long since been eliminated from playoff contention and now they are left hoping they don’t find a way to back into a win that would ruin their draft position for 2020.
The Chiefs, on the other hand, theoretically could catch the Patriots for the 2-seed, but that would require the Miami Dolphins to beat the New England Patriots. More in play than that possibility is what could happen if the Chiefs somehow managed to lose to the hapless Chargers. The Houston Texans face the Tennessee Titans today and if they win that game and the Chiefs lose, they could overtake them for the 3-seed.
Chargers fans are in the sad position of either hoping that Rivers goes out on a positive note and hurts draft position or that draft position is maintained, but the best quarterback in franchise history’s last game is a loss.