How the Kansas City Chiefs Can Avoid a Letdown Against the Chargers

November 23, 2013   ·     ·   Jump to comments

A trap game is when a good team plays a lesser opponent the week before a big game. The other type of trap game is playing a lesser opponent after a big game (usually a win but not always).  
For the Kansas City Chiefs, this week’s game against the San Diego Chargers is important because it’s a rare double trap game. Not only is it the game prior to playing the Denver Broncos in Kansas City, it’s the week after losing in Denver.
Everyone from coaches to players exerted a lot of energy on the first game against the Broncos, and it would be easy to overlook the Chargers. It’s possible the Chiefs have already subconsciously set their sights on the Broncos next week.
Easing up even a little bit would be a disaster for the Chiefs. The talent in the NFL is so good that underestimating a team can be the difference between a win and a loss. As we know, one win can make all the difference come playoff time.
Avoiding a letdown isn’t easy, an...

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