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Chargers Daily Links: Bolts are 3.5-point favorites over Chiefs backups

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It’s all but certain that the Chiefs will sit the majority of their starts this Sunday in the regular season finale against the Chargers. That likely means no Patrick Mahomes, Tyreek Hill, Travis Kelce, Tyrann Matheiu, or Chris Jones.

Due to that assumption, the Bolts are opening up as 3.5-point favorites over Kansas City, with an over/under of 43.5, per the fine folks over at BetMGM.

Even when Mahomes is under center, Andy Reid has been able to make his backups still very successful. Guys like Matt Moore have torched opposing defenses in the past and this week, it’ll be Chad Henne in the pocket.

The Bolts may also be down a handful of starters, including Joey Bosa, Rayshawn Jenkins, and Bryan Bulaga. We’re unsure whether Bosa can recover from his concussion in time — or if they should even let that happen — and Lynn already said it’d be “a stretch” to have Jenkins and Bulaga recover in time for Sunday. Keenan Allen also missed the Broncos game with a hamstring injury that’s limited him the past two weeks.

Despite all the missing star power in this one, it should still be an entertaining, hard-fought divisional game that every should be pretty hyped for.

Now for today’s links.

Chargers News:

Chargers-Chiefs game preview (Chargers.com)

Check out Chris Harris Jr. mic’d up against the Broncos (Chargers.com)

Jason Reed highlights three Chargers players who could retire after the 2020 season (Bolt Beat)

Three takeaways from the Bolts’ win over the Broncos (Chargers Wire)

NFL News:

LB Thomas Davis is retiring after the 2020 season (Bleacher Report)

Week 17 power rankings (Bleacher Report)

NFL experts picks from the Week 17 slate of games (ESPN)

Todd McShay’s latest 2021 draft rankings (ESPN+)

Josh Edwards updated his 2020 rookie rankings (CBS Sports)

Ryan Wilson dropped his latest 2021 mock draft (CBS Sports)