SAN DIEGO – What a difference a year makes.
The Chargers (2-1) ground out a 20-17 win against Kansas City (0-3) on Sunday to keep pace with the Raiders in the AFC West.
San Diego’s defense held the Chiefs without a first down until early in the third quarter and two
“What I would say about this team is that we’re 2-1,” Head Coach Norv Turner said. “Our goal now is to be 3-1. (But) we have to get better, there’s no question.”
The Chargers built a 10-point lead three different times, including 20-10 after Novak’s second field goal with 8:07 left. But Matt Cassel threw his second touchdown pass of the game to Leonard Pope on the next drive, and a fourth-and-1 quarterback sneak in Chiefs territory by
The Chiefs reached San Diego territory with about one minute left needing a field goal to tie.
“I was like, ‘Who’s going to make a play?’ I’m hearing four, five guys: ‘I’m going to make the play,’” Spikes said. “It was a great opportunity for us to step up to the plate.”
“Happiest moment of the day for me,”
Rivers kneeled twice and the Chargers squeezed out a victory in their first divisional game of the season.
Mathews fell two rushing yards short of his second 100-yard game but scored on runs of two and four yards. He also caught four passes for 51 yards.
Turner improved to 26-8 in the regular season at Qualcomm Stadium.
“The biggest issue for me right now with our entire football team is we’re not in sync in terms of playing the entire game in the type of rhythm we’d like,” Turner said. “That’s something that’s going to come. We have some guys who haven’t been together a whole lot on both sides of the ball.”
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