KANSAS CITY (4-5) at SAN DIEGO (2-7)
Sunday, 4 p.m. ET, CBS
OPENING LINE – Chiefs by 2 1/2
RECORD VS. SPREAD – Chiefs 4-5, Chargers 3-6
SERIES RECORD – Chargers lead 55-54-1
LAST MEETING – Chiefs beat Chargers 19-7, Dec. 28, 2014
LAST WEEK – Chiefs beat Broncos 29-13; Chargers had bye, lost to Bears 22-19 on Nov. 9
AP PRO32 RANKING – Chiefs No. 15, Chargers No. 29
CHIEFS OFFENSE – OVERALL (24), RUSH (10T), PASS (25).
CHIEFS DEFENSE – OVERALL (13), RUSH (8), PASS (15).
CHARGERS OFFENSE – OVERALL (4), RUSH (30), PASS (1).
CHARGERS DEFENSE – OVERALL (24), RUSH (27), PASS (17).
STREAKS, STATS AND NOTES – Chiefs have won three straight following five-game losing streak to tie Oakland for second in AFC West, three games behind Denver. … Chargers have lost five straight to drop to last in division. … Against Denver, Chiefs had five interceptions by five players, and five sacks. … In last five games Chiefs have held opponents to 14 points per. In last two games Chiefs have 11 sacks, seven interceptions. … Chiefs swept Chargers last year, including 19-7 win in finale at KC behind backup QB Chase Daniel that knocked Chargers out of playoffs. Chiefs sacked Philip Rivers seven times, four by Justin Houston. … KC has won four of last six vs. San Diego. … Chiefs QB Alex Smith played at Helix High in La Mesa; was teammate of Reggie Bush. It's another homecoming at Qualcomm Stadium for Smith, who led Helix to consecutive San Diego Section championships before going to Utah, which at the time was rival of San Diego State in Mountain West Conference. … Smith needs six more passes and he breaks Chiefs franchise record for consecutive throws without INT held by Steve DeBerg. … Chiefs RB Charcandrick West has stepped up after Jamaal Charles (knee) was lost for season, rushing for 309 yards, three TDs in last four games. … Chargers will retire LaDainian Tomlinson's No. 21, induct him into team Hall of Fame. Tomlinson starred with Chargers from 2001-09 before being released, playing two seasons with Jets. … Tomlinson retired as league's fifth all-time leading rusher with 13,684 yards, second-most prolific scorer with 145 rushing TDs. He caught 17 scoring passes, threw for seven TDs. … L.T. joins Dan Fouts (14), Lance Alworth (19), Junior Seau (55) in having number retired. … Chargers rookie RB Melvin Gordon still looking for first NFL TD, 100-yard game. … Coming off bye, Chargers hope to get LT King Dunlap, LG Orlando Franklin back from injuries. … ILB Manti Te'o has missed four games with ankle injury. … WR Malcom Floyd hopes to play again this season after tearing labrum in left shoulder making diving attempt at catch in loss to Bears on Nov. 9. Regardless, Floyd still plans to retire after season. … Chargers likely to miss playoffs for fifth time in six seasons. … This could be third-to-last NFL game at Qualcomm Stadium; Chargers Chairman Dean Spanos wants to move team to Carson. NFL could make decision on L.A. relocation by January. … Fantasy Tip: West could have big day against porous Chargers.
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- Alex Smith
- Charcandrick West
- Chase Daniel
- Jamaal Charles
- Justin Houston
- Kansas City Chiefs
- King Dunlap
- Los Angeles Chargers
- Malcom Floyd
- Manti Te'o
- Melvin Gordon III
- Orlando Franklin
- Philip Rivers