Lawrence Tynes booted a 53-yard field goal as time expired giving the Chiefs 30-27 win over the Chargers at Arrowhead Stadium Sunday.
Kansas City took advantage of three San Diego turnovers in the first quarter to take a 14-0 lead. Kris Wilson caught an 11-yard touchdown pass from Damon Huard for the first score. The Huard-to-Wilson connection came after Greg Wesley intercepted a Philip Rivers pass intended for Eric Parker.
San Diego came right back on its next possession and committed its third turnover of the quarter. Kansas City defensive end Jared Allen sacked Rivers and forced a fumble that Tamba Hali would recover. Three plays later, Eddie Kennison hauled in a 21-yard scoring strike for Huard’s second touchdown pass of the game.
The two teams went into halftime with the Chiefs ahead 20-6. After trading touchdowns in the third quarter, it was 27-13 going into the fourth. That’s when San Diego started to feel the urgency.
Rivers’ 37-yard touchdown pass to LaDainian Tomlinson capped a seven-play drive covering 66 yards to start the fourth. Tomlinson struck again just minutes later. The All-Pro running back took a handoff and ran towards the left before pulling up and hitting tight end Brandon Manumaleuna for a 1-yard touchdown and tying the game 27-27.
Kansas City’s defense forced the Chargers to punt taking over on their 18-yard line with 33 seconds to play. Huard completed three consecutive passes setting up Tynes for the game-winner from 48-yards away. Tynes nailed it, but a false start penalty was called on Kansas City pushing Tynes back five yards. Fortunately for the Chiefs, Tynes was able to nail his career-high 53-yarder for the win.
The Chiefs improved to 3-3 overall this year, while the Chargers fell to 4-2.
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