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Chargers hope to keep pace with the speedy Chiefs through preparation, smarts

Chargers hope to keep pace with the speedy Chiefs through preparation, smarts

It’s not a Jedi mind trick or anything like that, though that might help too.

Sunday, when the Chargers host the Kansas City Chiefs, part of Chargers coach Anthony Lynn’s plan to slow the opposition will place demands on brains and smarts instead of legs.

“When you watch them, they have a lot of space athletes, a lot of speed at every position,” Lynn said. “If they get a step on you, it can be a long day. So, pre-snap looks, film study is going to be critical — that we stay a step ahead. They have some weapons.”

Quarterback Alex Smith can run. Tight end Travis Kelce can run. Rookie running back Kareem...

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