With less than a minute left in the third quarter, Kansas City kicker Ryan Succop connected on a 41-yard field goal to cut the Chiefs’ deficit to four and give the visiting team the momentum.
The Chargers had two options: roll over or respond.
San Diego chose the latter.
The Chargers took over on their own 20-yard and proceeded to march down the field in an effort to find the end zone and swing momentum back to their sideline.
The next play extended the Chargers’ lead to 11 and began the fourth-quarter scoring barrage.
“The drive before, we were throwing the ball extremely well,” head coach Norv Turner said. “Obviously, Philip was on. The drive right before that, they went to a pure coverage type-look out of two of our personnel looks. What we did was spread them out and got into some run looks and we were calling plays at the line of scrimmage in terms of the look they gave us. They gave us some good run looks and we got them and when they gave us the man, Philip made a great throw to Malcolm.”
After that it was all Chargers.
Following a Kansas City false start call, outside linebacker
And things only got worse for the Chiefs.
After driving in San Diego territory, inside linebacker
“The game got close and we really did respond,” Turner said. “That was nice. Obviously, big plays we made defensively. We were able to turn the game the way it did. I thought we played extremely fast.”