The Chiefs just took a 38-34 lead with 1:28 remaining in the game.
Kansas City entered the game boasting the second stingiest defense in the league.
The Chargers were playing at hostile Arrowhead Stadium, who earlier this year set a world record for noise volume at a stadium.
Some would think the odds were stacked against San Diego.
The Bolts, however, never had a doubt.
Not when number 17 is under center.
"I'll tell you right now, we've got a great quarterback," said Head Coach Mike McCoy. “There was no doubt in my mind at the end of the game he was going down and scoring. We’ve got a great quarterback here and he deserves all the credit he gets. We’re very fortunate he’s our franchise quarterback."
“That means a lot, and it’s what I’d hope he expects out of our whole unit,” he said. “We work on the two minute drill all the time. I know we’ve been in this situation
So how did that thrilling final drive play out?
It started with a third down catch by
“He is the definition of a football player,” said McCoy. “He shows up every day, does his job, and doesn’t ask too many questions, he just knows what to do. You can put him at any position on the football team. He knows everybody’s job and he plays snap to whistle every play.”
On the next snap, Rivers aimed for Gates, and while the pass went incomplete, it was because the tight end was interfered with by Eric Berry. The play moved the ball up to the 21-yard line. Berry got his revenge on the next play, sacking Rivers from behind as he rolled out to his right, but the quarterback did a strong job holding on to the football. Then, in the play of the game, Rivers found
“This right here was an all-timer,” he said. “We knew we were getting the ball back so we said let’s just go down, score and win the game. Just ball, dog! Just go out, turn it loose and ball. Go out and score. I kind of saw (Ajirotutu) come down with it, but then I heard the stadium deflate and our guys got excited. I’m telling you, there is nothing better. It’s the best feeling in the world. That’s why we keep doing this.”