Chargers Hand Chiefs First Loss at Home, 41-38
(KANSAS CITY, Mo.) — The San Diego Chargers (5-6) handed the Kansas City Chiefs (9-2) their first home loss of the season with a 41-38 last second win on Sunday.
Philip Rivers led the team down the field for a game winning drive with seconds remaining. Rivers watched from the sideline during the Chiefs possession and saw Alex Smith lead his team down the field to give them the lead.
Rivers got his chance to win the game when he connected with Seyi Ajirotutu in the end zone with 24 seconds remaining.
“It’s one of those you’ll never forget, that’s for sure,” Rivers said. “It’s kind of what our season’s been about. Can you drive and score at the end?”
The Chargers snapped a three-game losing streak and are in contention for a playoff spot with five weeks remaining.
“I’ll tell you right now, we’ve got a great quarterback,” Chargers head coach Mike McCoy said. “There was no doubt in my mind at the end of the game he was going out and scoring.”
Rivers finished with three touchdowns and 392 yards in the victory. Smith threw three touchdowns of his own and had 294 yards with an interception in the loss.
The Chiefs also suffered two big losses on defense. Both Tamba Hali and Justin Houston left with injuries and are questionable headed into their game next weekend against the Broncos.
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