CARSON, CA - SEPTEMBER 09: Quarterbacks Patrick Mahomes #15 of the Kansas City Chiefs and Philip Rivers #17 of the Los Angeles Chargers shake hands after the game at StubHub Center on September 9, 2018 in Carson, California. (Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)

5 Best Prop Bets for Chargers vs Chiefs Thursday Night Football Game

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Thursday Night Football was hit or miss for the most part this season, giving us some classic games and some Titans-Jags matchups. However, the last Thursday night game of the year might very well be the best one, as the 11-2 Chiefs take on the 10-3 Chargers in Kansas City. It's a game that will essentially decide who gets a bye and an AFC West Title and who has to travel to the AFC North winner in the first round of the playoffs. With a game this good, the prop bets have to keep up and we've got some of the more fun opportunities of the season for Thursday.

1. Philip Rivers: Over 280.5 Passing Yards (-108)

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This shouldn't be a low-scoring affair and with two of the Chargers running backs banged up, it will come down to Rivers to carry the team. In the two teams Week 1 matchup, Rivers threw for 424 yards and three touchdowns. 

2. Away Team (Chargers) Total Points: Over 24.5 (-108)

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Since we already expect this to be a shootout, 24.5 seems awfully low for the Chargers scoring output. Los Angeles has put up more than 24 points in 9 of its 13 games this season and the Chiefs haven't exactly been the league's top defense. 

3. Travis Kelce to Have 100+ yards receiving AND Chiefs to Win (+200)

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The Chiefs are going to put up some points against the Chargers, but they might have trouble hitting some deep shots. That's where Travis Kelce comes in. The Chiefs are 13-4 all-time when Kelce has 100+ yards, so if you believe in Kelce also believe in the Chiefs. 

4. 1st Quarter Total: Over 10.5 (+110)

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These are two fast-strike offenses playing in their biggest game of the season, the first quarter is going to be fast paced and high scoring. When they played in Week 1, there were 20 points scored in the first quarter alone and it feels like two touchdowns and 14 points should be an easy mark to reach. 

5. Total Touchdowns 2nd Half: Over 3 (-116)

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This seems like a no-brainer. Both teams are capable of scoring three touchdowns in a half by themselves and with the game being close, the scoring should be nonstop. Just think back to how many touchdowns were scored in the last five minutes of Rams-Chiefs, let alone the second half. 

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