Players to watch: Chiefs and Chargers

With Oakland and Denver playing Thursday, our player to watch feature this week will focus on the Chiefs and Chargers, who meet in San Diego on Sunday:

Kansas City linebacker Andy Studebaker: Studebaker became an instant fan favorite in Kansas City with a remarkable performance in his first start. Studebaker played an instrumental role in the Chiefs’ upset win over the defending Super Bowl champion Steelers. Subbing for the injured Mike Vrabel, Studebaker had two huge interceptions and a half sack. Expect him to get more chances to be a playmaker Sunday.

San Diego safety Steve Gregory: Gregory has been a major part of San Diego’s defense since he took over as the nickel defensive back. He has been effective in blitzes and has created havoc in every game he has had a big role in. Gregory recovered two key fumbles deep in San Diego territory in the first half at Denver. Watch for Gregory to make more big plays against the Chiefs.