The San Diego Chargers and Kansas City Chiefs got into a shoot out today. It was a back and forth game, each team regaining the lead multiple times. The Chargers got on the board first with a 30-yard field goal from Nick Novak. A few minutes later, the Chiefs took the lead with a 32-yard touchdown pass from quarterback Alex Smith to wide receiver Donnie Avery.
Danny Woodhead scored on an 11-yard pass from Philip Rivers before the end of the half. The third quarter is when the scoring really began.
Chargers running back Ryan Matthews added a one-yard touchdown early in the third quarter to take the lead. On the next drive Chiefs running back Jamaal Charles scored on a one-yard run as well to retake the lead. The Chargers got an interception that set up a Danny Woodhead touchdown run.
Anthony Fasano scored on a 4-yard pass from Smith at then end of the third quarter. The two teams traded field goals to start the fourth quarter. Rivers followed that up with a 60-yard touchdown pass to Ladarius Green.
The Chiefs scored on a 5-yard touchdown pass from Smith to wide receiver Dwayne Bowe with a minute-and-a-half left in the game. That certainly seemed to give the Chiefs the win considering how well they’ve played this season.
Chargers quarterback Philip Rivers led his team down the field and gave them a in. The drive was 7 plays for 78 yards in 58 seconds. It ended with this 26 yard touchdown pass to Seyi Ajirotutu. It was an incredible pass through a small window for the win.
Rivers finished the game with 3 touchdowns and 392 yards receiving. He was also sacked only once which was kind of surprising. The Chiefs also turned the ball over twice while the Chargers held on to the ball.
Smith played well also, he completed 26 of 38 passes for 294 yards and three touchdowns. He did throw one interception though.