After Denver blew a game at home against the Raiders two weeks ago, it's tough to completely discount the chance that the Chiefs will play a spoiler role. Still, the Broncos should be hungry and are clearly better than Kansas City.
There appears little to choose from between two forlorn programs. Neither team is capable of getting much done on offense, and both teams show considerable weakness on defense. So the game should come down to big plays and turnovers.
The game provides a chance for two struggling teams to gain momentum. The 3-10 Chiefs are in danger of wasting what was supposed to be a rebuilding season if they get nothing done in the final three games.
While the Chiefs may be a slightly improved team from the start of the season, they're still overmatched against a team with a lot of offensive weapons, as they showed in last week's blowout loss against the Chargers.
This game is the proverbial trap, despite the warning signs that the Chiefs should not be taken lightly. The Chargers have a lot to deal with this week, including cornerback Antonio Cromartie's implication in a Monday morning bar fight.