CHIEFS (1-6) at CHARGERS (3-4)
Line: SD by 8 1/2.
Cote’s pick: SD 24-19.
Time/TV: 8:20 p.m., NFL Network.
The Sadness Bowl kicks off NFL Week 9 — a matchup of reeking desperation and panic. If you are not a clinically depressed fan of either team and don’t have key fantasy guys or a bet involved, you are only watching this game on a court order related to a community-service obligation. AFC West losers have dropped seven consecutive games between them, and Norv Turner and Romeo Crennel are in everybody’s first-coach-fired pool. San-D has won four in a row at home in series, and KC gives away the ball (25 turnovers) like it was Halloween candy, so here come four of the scariest words in prognosticating: I like the Chargers.