From Qualcomm Stadium, San Diego
At least they were competitive. Scratch that.
At least they were competitive for three quarters. What happened in the fourth quarter on Thursday night in San Diego wiped away any good that could have come from being competitive.
The Chargers won 31-13 and the Chiefs losing streak is now five games and their record for the season drops to 1-7.
There were many elements of this game that were so familiar to those that came before, but in this case it wasn’t so much their own mistakes that sunk the chances for victory. It was the inability of anybody on the team to make a play when one was needed.
Time after time in the first three quarters the Chiefs were in situations where a single play would have turned the tide. But eventually the only tide they saw was the Chargers washing over them and making them 4-4 at the halfway point of the season.
There’s plenty to cover in this one:
- GAME STORY β More of the same thing.
- COLUMN β Not desperate enough.
- SIDEBAR β Romeo in no hurry to pick QB for Pittsburgh.
- SIDEBAR – Even more injuries.
- SIDEBAR β Chargers Ram Charles.
- SIDEBAR β Cassel’s performance looked familiar.
- SIDEBAR β Eric Berry is coming along.
- SIDEBAR β Demarrio Williams enjoys his chance to shine.
- PLAY OF THE GAME β Floyd’s TD catch opens gates.
- REPORT CARD β A D night and we aren’t talking defense.
- NOTES, QUOTES – Chargers win one for Norv.
- OFFICIALS LOOK β Not much of a factor.
- KEYS TO WINNING/RECAP β Failed in all areas.
- PRE-GAME COVERAGE