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Bye Week Comes at Perfect Time for Chiefs as Injuries Continue to Pile up in Win Over Chargers

NASHVILLE, TN - NOVEMBER 10:  Patrick Mahomes #15 of the Kansas City Chiefs watches game action from the sideline during the fourth quarter against the Tennessee Titans at Nissan Stadium on November 10, 2019 in Nashville, Tennessee. Tennessee defeats Kansas City 35-32.  (Photo by Brett Carlsen/Getty Images)
Kansas City Chiefs v Tennessee TItans | Brett Carlsen/Getty Images

The Kansas City Chiefs are leaving Mexico City on Monday night with a victory in hand, as they secured a vital AFC West win over the Los Angeles Chargers.

However, with injuries to Tyreek Hill and Damien Williams, the Chiefs will land in Kansas City with uncertainty looming.

The Chiefs, the team which a year ago was in prime position to challenge the New England Patriots in the AFC, are in a battle for the AFC West as the surprising Oakland Raiders have managed to compile a 6-4 record, which is just a half-game behind Kansas City.

This is not the same Chiefs team as a year ago. Kareem Hunt and Eric Berry are a thing of the past. Kansas City relies heavily on Mahomes, but even the stud QB hasn't been able to stay healthy this season.

It's safe to say the bye week is coming at an excellent time in KC.

Chiefs fans will hope for positive injury news come Tuesday, especially with a week of recovery time at their disposal. When Mahomes has his full arsenal of weapons, he's proven capable against even the best defenses in football.

The Chiefs were helped out immensely Monday night by Philip Rivers, who threw four interceptions, and may have single-handedly lost the game for the Chargers. LA's pass defense is one of the best in the NFL, and they proved it again on Monday night against Mahomes.

A few moments of brilliance gave KC the edge, but should any of their weapons be forced to miss an extended period of time, the magic may be missing at Arrowhead come playoff time.