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Chargers at Chiefs Week 8 Capsule

CHARGERS CHIEFS
SERIES LEADER   51-50-1
STREAKS 7 of past 8  
COACHES VS. OPP. Turner: 7-7 Haley: 1-4
LAST WEEK L 27-21 at Jets W 28-0 at Raiders
LAST GAME 9/25/11: Chiefs 17 at Chargers 20. San Diego RB Ryan Mathews rushes for 98 yards & 2 TDs (2, 4) as Chargers defeat Kansas City.
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 ESPN (7:30 PM CT): Mike Tirico, Ron Jaworski, Jon Gruden, Rachel Nichols (Field reporter).  Westwood One Radio: Kevin Harlan, Boomer Esiason, Mark Malone (Field reporter).  SIRIUS: 94 (WW1), 92 (SD), 93 (KC). XM: 227 (WW1), 225 (SD), 226 (KC).

STATS

PASSING Rivers: 141-218-1,715-7-9-82.3 Cassel: 108-170-1,106-8-7-80.7
RUSHING Mathews: 98-452-4.6-3 Battle: 45-232-5.2-0
RECEIVING Tolbert (RB): 28-231-8.3-2 Bowe: 29-496-17.1-4
OFFENSE 391.5 (3C) 303.0
TAKE/GIVE -5 -1
DEFENSE 297.3 361.3
SACKS Phillips: 3 Hali: 4
INTs Weddle: 3 Flowers: 4 (T1C)
PUNTING Scifres: 47.3 Colquitt: 45.2
KICKING Novak: 45 (12/12 PAT; 11/11 FG) Succop: 33 (12/12 PAT; 7/10 FG)

NOTES

CHARGERS:  Club has 7-2 record against KC under head coach NORV TURNERQB PHILIP RIVERS is 25-7 (.781) as starter vs. AFC West & has 47 TDs vs. 25 INTs & 93.5 passer rating. For career on MNF, Rivers is 5-2 & has 13 TDs vs. 3 INTs & 106.7 passer rating. Aims for 60th win as starting QB (59-27, .686)…RB RYAN MATHEWS rushed 98 yards & recorded 2 rush TDs in last game vs. KC. Since ’10, RB MIKE TOLBERT has 14 rush TDs…TE ANTONIO GATES has 12 career TD catches vs. Chiefs.  Gates posted 70th career TD catch last week & joined TONY GONZALEZ (92) as only TEs in NFL history with 70 TD rec. Gates (542) passed HOFer KELLEN WINSLOW (541) last week for 2nd-most rec. in team history (CHARLIE JOINER, 586)…WR VINCENT JACKSON averages 17.6 rec. yards per catch this season (24 rec., 423 yards)…S ERIC WEDDLE has 3 INTs in past 4 games. Weddle had INT in last game vs. KC…CHIEFS:  Club aims for 4th consecutive win after 0-3 start this season…Chiefs have won 8 of past 10 at home…KC seeks 3rd straight win vs. SD on MNF…Since ’10, QB MATT CASSEL has 15 TDs vs. 4 INTs & 89.3 passer rating at Arrowhead Stadium. In past 3 wins, Cassel has 5 TDs vs. 2 INTs & 94.8 passer rating. Cassel has 100+ passer rating (102.1, 102.7, 138.9) in 3 of past 4. In 2 career starts on MNF, Cassel has completed 28 of 46 passes (60.9 pct.) for 253 yards with 4 TDs vs. 0 INTs & 104.7 passer rating…RB JACKIE BATTLE has 195 rush yards on 35 att. (5.6 avg.) in past 2 games (97.5 rush yards per game)…WR DWAYNE BOWE has 3 TD catches in past 5 vs. SD…Defense registered 6 INTs last week, tied for 2nd-most in Chiefs history…Chiefs posted 1st shutout since 10/1/06 last week vs. Oak. (28-0)…CB BRANDON FLOWERS tied career-best in Week 7 with 2 INTs, incl. 58-yard INT-return TD. Flowers had INT in last game vs. SD.


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