10:15 PM ET, September 13, 2010
Arrowhead Stadium, Kansas City, MO
KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- If the Chiefs keep this up, football will be fun again in Kansas City.Desperate to proclaim an official end to one of the darkest periods in team history, the Chiefs hit San Diego with two long touchdown strikes and then stopped Philip Rivers in the shadow of the goal line four times in the final minute Monday night, preserving a 21-14 victory over the four-time AFC West champion.
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Home Run Threat
Jamaal Charles ran for a 56-yard TD in the first half of Kansas City's 21-14 win over the Chargers. He now has five rushing TDs of 40 yards or more since the start of last season, one shy of Chris Johnson for most in the NFL.
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It was the Chiefs' first home Monday night game since Nov. 22, 2004, a 27-19 loss to New England. The Chiefs last won a Monday night game Oct. 2, 2000, when they beat Seattle 24-17. ... The Royals beat Oakland 3-1 at Kauffman Stadium on Monday afternoon. The last time the Truman Sports Complex had two games on the same day was Oct. 27, 1985, when the Royals beat St. Louis in Game 7 of the World Series and the Chiefs lost to Denver that afternoon. ... In his past three games against Kansas City, Rivers had seven touchdown passes and no interceptions. ... The Chiefs had 197 yards total offense and 219 yards in punt and kickoff returns. ... Jones had 39 yards on 11 carries in his Chiefs debut.
Team Stat Comparison
Passing 1st downs
Rushing 1st downs
1st downs from penalties
3rd down efficiency
4th down efficiency
|Yards per play||5.6||4.0|
Yards per pass
Yards per rush
|Red Zone (Made-Att)||1-2||1-1|
|Defensive / Special Teams TDs||0||1|
|TD||1:56||Antonio Gates 3 Yard Pass From Philip Rivers (Nate Kaeding Kick is Good)|
Drive info: 9 plays, 60 yds, 4:45
|TD||0:46||Jamaal Charles 56 Yard Run (Ryan Succop Kick is Good)|
Drive info: 3 plays, 69 yds, 1:15
|TD||6:00||Tony Moeaki 2 Yard Pass From Matt Cassel (Ryan Succop Kick is Good)|
Drive info: 3 plays, 12 yds, 1:26
|TD||2:03||Dexter Mccluster 94 Yard Punt Return (Ryan Succop Kick is Good)|
Drive info: 1 plays, 94 yds, 0:00
|TD||2:33||Legedu Naanee 59 Yard Pass From Philip Rivers (Nate Kaeding Kick is Good)|
Drive info: 5 plays, 91 yds, 2:51
Jamaal Charles ran for a 56 yard TD in the 1st half of Kansas City's 21-14 win over the Chargers. He now has 5 rushing TD of 40 yards or more since the start of last season, one shy of Chris Johnson for most in the NFL.[+]
ESPN Stats & Information