San Diego quarterback Phillip Rivers threw three touchdown passes and continually burned the Kansas City secondary on long passes as he threw for 268 yards on 18 of 30 passing as the Chiefs lose 37-7.
The Chiefs were down 7-0 in the first quarter, when head coach Todd Haley attempted to go for it on a long 4th and one from the Chiefs 40 yard line. Quarterback Matt Cassel was stuffed on a keeper. The Chargers took over and quickly went up 14-0.
Cassel was the victim of several dropped balls, but he also made terrible passes in less than ideal weather conditions. Cassel was just 10 of 25 for 97 yards and three interceptions.
Cassel did find Dwayne Bowe on a seven yard pass early in the third quarter to cut the lead to 20-7, but the Chiefs could never get going after that. The Chargers should have blown this game open in the first half, but had to settle for two Nate Kaeding field goals late in the first half. One was a pitch shot 20 yarder that came after the Chiefs stopped San Diego five times inside the five. Kaeding and Chiefs’ kicker Ryan Succop traded missed field goals, before Kaeding hit a 39 yard at the end of the half.
San Diego topped off their scoring on a blocked field goal by Jacob Hester that was recovered in the end zone.