From the AFL to the AFC West: Chargers vs. Chiefs

When Do the Los Angeles Chargers and Kansas City Chiefs Play Next?

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Are the Los Angeles Chargers and the Kansas City Chiefs Rivals?

Yes, the Los Angeles Chargers and the Kansas City Chiefs are rivals within the National Football League. Both the Chargers and the Chiefs compete for supremacy in the AFC West, with the winner of the division receiving an automatic berth into the NFL playoffs each season. The rivalry has been renewed in recent years due to the dominance at the quarterback position for each team: Justin Herbert for the Chargers and MVP Patrick Mahomes.

Who are the Los Angeles Chargers’ Biggest Rivals?

The Los Angeles Chargers’ biggest rivals are their counterparts in the AFC West: the Kansas City Chiefs, the Las Vegas Raiders and the Denver Broncos. The Chargers also have a geographic rivalry with the Los Angeles Rams, as they are one of two pairs of teams in the NFL who share a city and stadium with cross-conference opponents (New York Jets and Giants). Chargers fans also have a rivalry with the New England Patriots.

Who are the Kansas City Chiefs’ Biggest Rivals?

As one of the most dominant teams in the NFL since 2020, the Kansas City Chiefs have a number of intense rivalries. The Chiefs’ biggest rivals are their foes in the AFC West: the Los Angeles Chargers, the Denver Broncos and the Las Vegas Raiders. The Chiefs also have a historic rivalry with the Los Angeles Rams, the Buffalo Bills, the New England Patriots and the Indianapolis Colts.

Game Results Between the Chiefs & Chargers

The Kansas City Chiefs and the Los Angeles Chargers played their first game on September 10, 1960, a game that the Chargers edged out 21-20. Entering the 2023 season, the Chargers hold the postseason edge 1-0, while the Chiefs hold the all-time series head-to-head, 67-58-1.

DateHome TeamAway TeamLocationWinnerScore
11/20/2022ChargersChiefsSoFi StadiumKansas City30-27
09/15/2022ChiefsChargersArrowhead StadiumKansas City27-24
12/16/2021ChargersChiefsSoFi StadiumKansas City34-28
09/26/2021ChiefsChargersArrowhead StadiumLos Angeles30-24
01/03/2021ChiefsChargersArrowhead StadiumLos Angeles38-21
09/20/2020ChargersChiefsSoFi StadiumKansas City23-20
12/29/2019ChiefsChargersArrowhead StadiumKansas City31-21
11/18/2019ChargersChiefsNeutral SiteKansas City24-17
12/13/2018ChiefsChargersArrowhead StadiumLos Angeles29-28
09/09/2018ChargersChiefsSoFi StadiumKansas City38-28
12/16/2017ChiefsChargersArrowhead StadiumKansas City30-13
09/24/2017ChargersChiefsSoFi StadiumKansas City24-10
01/01/2017ChargersChiefsSoFi StadiumKansas City37-27
09/11/2016ChiefsChargersArrowhead StadiumKansas City33-27
12/13/2015ChiefsChargersArrowhead StadiumKansas City10-3
11/22/2015ChargersChiefsSoFi StadiumKansas City33-3
12/28/2014ChiefsChargersArrowhead StadiumKansas City19-7
10/19/2014ChargersChiefsSoFi StadiumKansas City23-20
12/29/2013ChargersChiefsSoFi StadiumLos Angeles27-24
11/24/2013ChiefsChargersArrowhead StadiumLos Angeles41-38
11/01/2012ChargersChiefsSoFi StadiumLos Angeles31-13
09/30/2012ChiefsChargersArrowhead StadiumLos Angeles37-20
10/31/2011ChiefsChargersArrowhead StadiumKansas City23-20
09/25/2011ChargersChiefsSoFi StadiumLos Angeles20-17
12/12/2010ChargersChiefsSoFi StadiumLos Angeles31-0
09/13/2010ChiefsChargersArrowhead StadiumKansas City21-14
11/29/2009ChargersChiefsSoFi StadiumLos Angeles43-14
10/25/2009ChiefsChargersArrowhead StadiumLos Angeles37-7
12/14/2008ChiefsChargersArrowhead StadiumLos Angeles22-21
11/09/2008ChargersChiefsSoFi StadiumLos Angeles20-19
12/02/2007ChiefsChargersArrowhead StadiumLos Angeles24-10
09/30/2007ChargersChiefsSoFi StadiumKansas City30-16
12/17/2006ChargersChiefsSoFi StadiumLos Angeles20-9
10/22/2006ChiefsChargersArrowhead StadiumKansas City30-27
12/24/2005ChiefsChargersArrowhead StadiumKansas City20-7
10/30/2005ChargersChiefsSoFi StadiumLos Angeles28-20
01/02/2005ChargersChiefsSoFi StadiumLos Angeles24-17
11/28/2004ChiefsChargersArrowhead StadiumLos Angeles34-31
11/30/2003ChargersChiefsSoFi StadiumKansas City28-24
09/07/2003ChiefsChargersArrowhead StadiumKansas City27-14
12/22/2002ChiefsChargersArrowhead StadiumKansas City24-22
10/13/2002ChargersChiefsSoFi StadiumLos Angeles35-34
12/23/2001ChiefsChargersArrowhead StadiumKansas City20-17
11/04/2001ChargersChiefsSoFi StadiumKansas City25-20
11/26/2000ChargersChiefsSoFi StadiumLos Angeles17-16
09/17/2000ChiefsChargersArrowhead StadiumKansas City42-10
10/31/1999ChiefsChargersArrowhead StadiumKansas City34-0
10/03/1999ChargersChiefsSoFi StadiumLos Angeles21-14
11/22/1998ChargersChiefsSoFi StadiumLos Angeles38-37
09/20/1998ChiefsChargersArrowhead StadiumKansas City23-7

Los Angeles Chargers vs. Kansas City Chiefs History

The history between the Chargers and the Chiefs has been substantially competitive from its inception. Throughout the first 20 years, through 40 games, Kansas City held the head-to-head edge 20-19-1. In 1964, Kansas City bested the Chargers 49-6, which is their largest margin of victory in the season. In 1975, the Chargers beat the Chiefs in Week 12 to avoid a completely winless season, scoring 14 unanswered points in the fourth quarter to win 28-20.

In the only playoff matchup between the two teams, the Chargers blanked the Chiefs 17-0 in the AFC Wild Card Round in 1992. The competitiveness between the two franchises kicked up a notch with the turn of the millennium, when future Super Bowl MVP and Hall-of-Famer Drew Brees made his debut for the Chargers in Week 8 in 2001 against the Chiefs. Brees led the Chargers from a 19-0 deficit, scoring 20 straight points to take the lead; however, the Chiefs scored a game-winning touchdown in the final two minutes.

Between 2010 and 2023, the Chiefs won 17 out of 26 games, including four out of the last six behind the stellar play of quarterback Patrick Mahomes.

Where Do the Kansas City Chiefs and Los Angeles Chargers Play?

GEHA Field at Arrowhead Stadium is the home of the Kansas City Chiefs. Located in Kansas City, Missouri and known for having one of the best home-field advantages in all of professional sports, fans at GEHA Field at Arrowhead Stadium are proud of the wall of noise they create for opposing teams (despite only being the sixth-largest stadium in the NFL). Arrowhead opened in August 1972 and took approximately four years to construct.

The Los Angeles Chargers play at SoFi Stadium, one of the newest and the largest stadiums in the NFL. Opening in September 2020 in the Inglewood neighborhood, where there are many fun things for fans to do, SoFi cost an estimated $6 billion to construct and took four years from start to finish. Though it has a capacity of 70,240, that can be expanded to more than 100,000 for major events such as the Super Bowl and the NCAA College Football Playoff.

Other NFL Rivalries

AFCNFC
Bengals vs. RavensBears vs. Cardinals
Browns vs. RavensCardinals vs. Rams
Ravens vs. Steelers49ers vs. Cardinals
Bills vs. ChiefsCardinals vs. Seahawks
Bills vs. DolphinsFalcons vs. Panthers
Bills vs. PatriotsFalcons vs. Saints
Bills vs. JetsFalcons vs. Buccaneers
Bengals vs. BrownsPanthers vs. Saints
Bengals vs. ChiefsBuccaneers vs. Panthers
Bengals vs. SteelersBears vs. Lions
Browns vs. SteelersBears vs. Packers
Broncos vs. ChiefsBears vs. Vikings
Broncos vs. RaidersCowboys vs. Packers
Broncos vs. ChargersCowboys vs. Rams
Colts vs. TexansCowboys vs. Giants
Jaguars vs. TexansCowboys vs. Eagles
Colts vs. JaguarsCowboys vs. 49ers
Chiefs vs. RaidersLions vs. Packers
Chargers vs. RaidersLions vs. Vikings
Chargers vs. ChiefsVikings vs. Packers
Dolphins vs. Patriots49ers vs. Rams
Dolphins vs. JetsSaints vs. Vikings
Jets vs. PatriotsBuccaneers vs. Saints
Titans vs. RavensGiants vs. Eagles
Texans vs. TitansRams vs. Seahawks
Colts vs. TitansSeahawks vs. 49ers
Jaguars vs. TitansCommanders vs. Cowboys
Titans vs. SteelersCommanders vs. Giants
Commanders vs. Eagles

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