A national audience will get to see Kansas City’s intriguing three-man backfield of Jamaal Charles, Thomas Jones, and Dexter McCluster.
McCluster, a rookie, is active for the game. While he’s listed as a wide receiver, he took a lot of snaps at tailback in the preseason. He was questionable with an illness.
Out for the Chiefs: WR Jeremy Horne, CB Jackie Bates, RB Mike Cox, LB Cameron Sheffield, LB
Justin Cole, DE Alex Magee, RT Ryan O’Callaghan, and NT Anthony Toribio.
For the Chargers, linebacker Shawne Merriman is out as expected. Strong safety Darrell Stuckey will also miss the game; he’s supposed to be a starter.
The rest of the Chargers: QB J.T. O’Sullivan, T Adam Terry, NT Cam Thomas, DE Vaughn Martin, LB
Brandon Lang, and CB Dante Hughes.