Chargers vs Chiefs Week Four Capsule

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

SERIES

CHARGERS CHIEFS
SERIES LEADER   52-50-1
STREAKS 8 of past 11  
COACHES VS. OPP. Turner: 7-8 Crennel: 0-1
LAST WEEK L 27-3 vs. Falcons W 27-24 (OT) at Saints
LAST GAME 10/31/11: Chargers 20 at Chiefs 23 (OT). Kansas City defense forces 4 turnovers (2 INTs, 2 FR) as K Ryan Succop converts 3 FGs, including game-winning 30-yarder in OT.
LAST GAME AT SITE 10/31/11
BROADCAST CBS (12:00 PM CT): Kevin Harlan, Solomon Wilcots. SIRIUS: 137 (SD), 112 (KC). XM: 231 (KC). 

STATS

PASSING Rivers: 69-103-688-4-3-86.5 Cassel: 70-119-807-3-4-73.8
RUSHING Battle: 17-124-7.3-2 Charles: 55-323 (1L)-5.9-1
RECEIVING Floyd: 13-227-17.5-1 Bowe: 18-234-13.0-2
OFFENSE 318.0 441.7 (1L)
TAKE/GIVE -2 -8
DEFENSE 305.7 (3C) 347.7
SACKS Phillips: 2.5 Houston: 4 (T2C)
INTs Cason, Weddle: 1 Routt: 1
PUNTING Scifres: 51.5 (3C) Colquitt: 43.7
KICKING Kaeding: 27 (6/6 PAT; 7/7 FG) Succop: 30 (3C) (6/6 PAT; 8/9 FG)

NOTES

CHARGERS: Seek 2-0 start in AFC West…QB PHILIP RIVERS (24,973) needs 27 pass yards to join HOFer DAN FOUTS (43,040) & JOHN HADL (26,938) as only players in franchise history to reach 25,000. Has 27-10 (.730) career record as starter vs. AFC West. In 6 career games at Arrowhead, Rivers has 10 TDs vs. 5 INTs & 90.4 rating. Rivers is 39-8 (.830) as starter when posting 100+ rating…RB RYAN MATHEWS has 3 rush TDs in last 3 vs. Chiefs. RB JACKIE BATTLE spent 5 seasons in KC (2007-11)…TE ANTONIO GATES has 12 career TD rec. vs. KC, most vs. any opponent. Gates (76) trails only HOFer LANCE ALWORTH (81) for most TD catches in franchise history…WR MALCOM FLOYD (190) needs 10 catches to reach 200 career. Had 5 rec. for 107 yards (21.4 avg.) in last game vs. KC…LB SHAUN PHILLIPS (62.5) has 3rd-most sacks among Chargers (LESLIE O’NEAL, 105.5; LEE WILLIAMS, 65.5) since sacks became official stat in ’82. Has 6.5 career sacks vs. KC…S ERIC WEDDLE has 3 INTs in past 2 vs. KC…CB ANTOINE CASON posted 1st INT of season & 11th of career last week…CHIEFS: QB MATT CASSEL has won 2 of past 3 starts against SD at home. Cassel (79) needs TD pass to reach 80 career…Club averages NFL-best 191.7 rush yards per game in ’12…RB JAMAAL CHARLES rushed for 233 yards & TD last week & has 2 career games with at least 230 rushing yards (259 yards on Jan. 3, 2010) – only HOFer JIM BROWN (3) has more such games. For career, Charles averages 5.9 yards per carry vs. SD (46 att., 273 yards)…In past 2, WR DWAYNE BOWE is averaging 90.5 receiving yards per game with 2 TDs. Bowe (38) needs 2 TD rec. to be 5th player in franchise history with 40 career. Since ’10, Bowe ranks 3rd in NFL with 22 TD catches (ROB GRONKOWSKI, 29; CALVIN JOHNSON, 29). WR JON BALDWIN had career-best in rec. (5), yards (82) & TD (1) in last game vs. SD…LB TAMBA HALI has 53.5 career sacks, 3rd-most by Chief since sack became official stat in ’82…LB JUSTIN HOUSTON tied career-best with 3 sacks last week. Has 9.5 sacks in past 8…CB STANFORD ROUTT posted 1st INT as Chief last week…LB DERRICK JOHNSON leads club with 26 tackles.


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