When your Los Angeles Chargers take on the Kansas City Chiefs this weekend, they won’t be facing Pro Bowl quarterback Patrick Mahomes. Instead, LA will square off against his backup Blaine Gabbert, who will be making his first start since 2018.
Mahomes will be resting in this game with the playoffs coming next weekend. The Chiefs have already locked up a playoff spot, so there is no need for him to suit up.
However, with Gabbert in the mix, the Chiefs offense isn’t going to change. They will run the same offensive attack, but the team will also likely be missing some weapons, per Joe Reedy of The Associated Press.
The Chargers will be looking to get interim head coach Giff Smith his first win, so they will be fighting in this one. They would love to send him off with a victory, and it’s a chance for the team to finish the year on a high note.