Breakdown of how the Chargers (6-9) and the Kansas City Chiefs (14-1) match up on the field on Sunday game at Arrowhead Stadium at 1:25 p.m. PT (TV: Fox)

If Chargers Got the Ball: Most of this charger season was about Justin Herbert Why should the 2020 final be any different? Herbert already holds the NFL rookie record for a season with 28 touchdown passes on Sunday it takes six completions and 341 yards to set the rookie marks in those categories Herbert had two games – Week 7 vs. Jacksonville and Week 11 vs. The New York Jets – with at least 341 yards He also has a chance of setting the rookie record for most games with multiple touchdown throws.He and Baker Mayfield are tied with nine Herbert’s finish rate for the season is 663, which is fourth place all Times occupied in franchise history Philip Rivers each have a top three (695, 683, 665) The chargers are 6-9 and don’t go anywhere but straight into the off-season so where Herbert’s impressive numbers for the first year end is the Most Intriguing Aspect of That Game He made his first start in Week 2 against the Chiefs and played for much of the afternoon Patrick Mahomes of Herbert finished 22 of 33 for 311 yards a touchdown and an interception start was crucial as it led to a touchdown in Kansas City in the fourth quarter, Mahomes eventually rallied the Chiefs as he came back down from 11 points and won 23-20 in overtime

When Chiefs Got the Ball: Chad Henne made his last NFL start on September 21, 2014 when he played for Jacksonville and the Jaguars were coached by Gus Bradley for the past four seasons, Bradley has been the Chargers Hen’s defensive coordinator only eleven passes thrown since that game, six of them this season to relieve Mahomes. Henne made his NFL debut with Miami in 2008. At the time Herbert was 10 years old, Henne’s first game took place against a team from Arizona in which Kurt Warner appeared at the quarterback Late in the game, as the Cardinals were on their way to a 31-10 win, Warner was replaced by Matt Leinart. The Chiefs took the No. 1 seed in the AFC last weekend with a 17-14 win over Atlanta In the moment the decision was final, that game was reduced to a “Also Completed” status, meaning three of the Chargers’ last four games had no impact on the playoffs The sc Seems pretty daunting, especially in a season with an expanded postseason field

When they kick it: Michael Badgley had his most productive game of the season last weekend with four field goals and an extra point in a 19:16 win over Denver.He scored the decisive field goal in two of his last three games in the last minute of Harrison Butker missed six extra points (45 out of 51) and only two field goals (25 out of 27) for the Chiefs. Butker had two 58-yard field goals against the Chargers in September, including the winner in overtime

Jeff Miller’s prediction: The Chargers will finish this season as favorites in five of their last seven games, which would have been impossible if they’d sat at 2-7 and lost seven out of eight with so many regulars sitting out on either side Herbert the difference

Jeff Miller is the Chargers beatwriter for the Los Angeles Times Previously, he was a sports columnist for the Orange County Register for 20 years and prior to that for the Miami Herald. He also served as the Angels beatwriter for The Times and The Register Stations include the Palm Beach Post and the South Florida Sun-Sentinel

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