The Kansas City Chiefs gave it a good try, but just couldn’t keep it going for 60 minutes the San Diego Chargers topped the Chiefs 24-10 in an AFC West Division match-up at Arrowhead Stadium.
The Chiefs scored first as recently acquired place kicker John Carney connected from 38 yards out to cap a 6 play, 44 yard drive to give Kansas City a 3-0 lead.
The lead didn’t last long as San Diego’s Nate Kaeding sliced the uprights from 25 yards out to tie the score at 3. Kaeding’s field goal completed a 9 play, 63 yard drive. That’s how the 1st quarter ended.
In the 2nd quarter, the Chiefs jumped out in front as Jared Allen caught a 2 yard pass from Damon Huard to cap a 10 play, 64 yard scoring drive. Carney’s PAT made it Kansas City 10, San Diego 3.
But the Chargers struck back a little over 2 minutes later as Vincent Jackson gobbled up a 38 yard touchdown pass from Philip Rivers to cap a 5 play, 51 yard drive. Kaeding’s conversion tied the score at 10 at the half.
San Diego took the lead for the first time in the 3rd quarter as LaDainian Tomlinson ran for 31 yards for a touchdown to cap a 4 play, 58 yard drive. Kaeding’s PAT made it San Diego 17, Kansas City 10. The quarter ended with the Chargers up by a converted TD.
In the 4th quarter, San Diego put the game on ice as Tomlinson scored his second touchdown of the afternoon, a 28 yard run to put the finishing touches on a 6 play, 80 yard drive. Kaeding’s extra point made it San Diego 24, Kansas City 10 for the final.
The next game for the Chiefs (4-8) is next Sunday, in Denver, against the Broncos.