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Kansas City at San Diego NFL Capsule Week 3

KANSAS CITY CHIEFS (0-2) AT SAN DIEGO CHARGERS (1-1)

SERIES

CHIEFS CHARGERS
SERIES LEADER 51-49-1  
STREAKS   6 of past 7
COACHES VS. OPP. Haley: 1-3 Turner: 6-7
LAST WEEK L 48-3 at Lions L 35-21 at Patriots
LAST GAME 12/12/10: Chargers 31 at Chiefs 0. San Diego limits Kansas City’s offense to 67 total yards & QB Philip Rivers throws 2 TD passes as Chargers notch 5th win in 6 weeks.
LAST GAME AT SITE 9/13/10: Chiefs 21, Chargers 14. Long Kansas City TDs by RB Jamaal Charles (56-yard TD run) & rookie PR-WR Dexter McCluster (94-yard PR-TD) fuel KO Weekend victory for Chiefs.
BROADCAST CBS (1:05 PM PT): Ian Eagle, Dan Fouts. SIRIUS: 137 (KC), 91 (SD). XM: 230 (SD).

 

STATS

PASSING Cassel: 37-58-252-1-4-50.4 Rivers: 62-88-713 (3L)-4 (T3C)-4-90.8
RUSHING McCluster: 12-93-7.8-0 Mathews: 24-109-4.5-1
RECEIVING McCluster (RB): 9-23-2.6-0 Tolbert (RB): 17 (1L)-131-7.7-2
OFFENSE 240.0 438.5 (3L)
TAKE/GIVE -7 -5
DEFENSE 387.5 345.5
SACKS Hali: 1 4 tied: 1
INTs Flowers, McGraw: 1 (T3C) Phillips: 1 (T3C)
PUNTING Colquitt: 40.5 Scifres: 40.5
KICKING Succop: 4 (1/1 PAT; 1/3 FG) Novak: 3 (3/3 PAT; 1/1 FG)

NOTES

CHIEFS:  In past 2 division road games, QB MATT CASSEL has completed 53 of 88 passes (60.2 pct.) for 685 yards with 6 TDs vs. 1 INT & 102.7 rating. Cassel (67) needs 3 TDs for 70 career…RB THOMAS JONES (1,980) needs 20 receiving yards to reach 2,000 career. RB-PR DEXTER MC CLUSTER is averaging 7.8 yards per rush this season (12 att., 93 rush yards). McCluster had 94-yard PR-TD on 9/13/10 against SD…WR DWAYNE BOWE recorded 11th career 100-yard receiving game last week (101). Bowe is averaging 16.9 yards per catch in 1st 2 games of season (7 rec., 118 yards)…S JON MC GRAW registered 1st INT of season last week. Leads team with 18 tackles…LB TAMBA HALI (42.5) needs 1 sack to surpass JARED ALLEN (43) for 4th-most sacks in club history (DERRICK THOMAS, 126.5; NEIL SMITH, 85.5; ERIC HICKS, 44.5). Hali has 5.5 sacks in 10 career games against SD. CHARGERS: Club has won 6 of past 7 at home vs. KC…In past 6 vs. Chiefs, QB PHILIP RIVERS has completed 140 of 205 passes (68.3 pct.) for 1,771 yards with 13 TDs vs. 4 INTs & 108 rating. Rivers has 33-8 (.805) record as home starter with 66 TDs vs. 28 INTs & 99.4 rating. Dating back to 1/2/11, Rivers aims for 4th consecutive 300-yard passing game (313, 335, 378)…Since ’10, RB MIKE TOLBERT has 14 TDs (12 rush, 2 rec.). Leads NFL RBs this season in catches (17). RB RYAN MATHEWS posted 1st rush TD of season last week…TE ANTONIO GATES has 12 TD receptions vs. KC, most vs. any opponent. Gates (537) needs 5 receptions to surpass HOFer KELLEN WINSLOW (541) for 2nd-most rec. in team history (CHARLIE JOINER, 586). Gates (69) needs TD rec. to join TONY GONZALEZ (90) as 2nd TE in NFL history w/ 70 TD catches…WR VINCENT JACKSON had career-best in rec. (10) & rec. yards (172) last week with 2 TDs. WR MALCOM FLOYD had career-high 2 TD catches in last game vs. KC…LB SHAUN PHILLIPS has 6.5 career sacks vs. KC. Had 1st sack of season last week…LB DONALD BUTLER posted 1st career sack in Week 2.


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