A win Sunday against the division-leading Kansas City Chiefs is the only thing standing between the San Diego Chargers and football Armageddon.Â Â (That, of course, is why you’ll be listening to that very football game on 96-7 KCAL Rocks at 1:15pm this Sunday.)
What better news for the Bolts, then, than Matt Cassel, the K.C. QB, coming down with a bum appendix.Â That leaves K.C. HC Todd Haley with the illustrious Brodie Croyle and his career 0-9 record as his starter and Tyler Palko, who hasn’t taken a pro snap in the NFL or the CFL, backing him up.
Oh sure, it sounds like the fates have handed San Diego a generous gift.Â The problem, however, is that even under Cassel, the Chiefs’ passing offense flat out sucks, ranking 25th in the NFL.Â The K.C. rushing game is another matter entirely, ranked at the top of the league.
Perhaps Jamaal Charles (3rd overall in rushing yards and cranking out 6.2 yards a carry) and Thomas Jones (a mere 17th overall in the league) might require, say, emergency rhinoplasty or suffer from a testicular contusion.
In the meantime, repeat after us:Â eight men in the box!