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Patriots rooting guide: Who New England fans should root for on Week 2 Thursday Night Football

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NFL: DEC 13 Chargers at Chiefs Photo by William Purnell/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images

Welcome to the second week of the NFL’s regular season, welcome to Thursday Night Football — and welcome to a marquee prime time matchup.

The Kansas City Chiefs will host the Los Angeles Chargers for a division matchup between two of the best teams in football. While Thursday games always seem to follow their own rules, the clash between the two AFC West rivals should be a fun one.

Of course, the question is not just who will win but also who New England Patriots fans should root for. Luckily, we have you covered.

8:15 p.m. ET

Los Angeles Chargers (1-0) at Kansas City Chiefs (1-0): Go... Chiefs? This is a tough one because Patriots fans probably will root for L.A. over Kansas City. However, here’s the thing: The Chiefs are projected as the best team in the AFC West and its division winners, in which case the Chargers would compete for a wild card spot. The Patriots, at least at the moment, also appear to be headed down that road as well. As a result, a Kansas City win tonight might ultimately help New England in the race for one of those three spots. Obviously, a lot can and will still happen in the coming weeks and months, but as of right now that is the best albeit unpopular perspective to look at the matchup. | Amazon Prime, fuboTV

Make sure to head down to the comment section to discuss tonight’s game, and to check out this story stream for all of our coverage of the Patriots’ own Week 2 game against the Pittsburgh Steelers.