On a day full of history, Chiefs greats and the return of the Ring of Honor, the Kansas City Chiefs were plagued with turnovers from the start and could not overcome a difficult first quarter. The storyline coming into the matchup was a tale of two very different teams. The Chiefs were returning from an impressive hard fought overtime victory in New Orleans, while San Diego was licking their wounds after facing the undefeated Falcons and putting only a field goal on the board in the loss.
However, today, despite the aura of a packed house at Arrowhead and Will Shields name along with 41 other Ring of Honor members being unveiled at pregame on Alumni weekend, the Chiefs found themselves in an uphill battle right from start as they gave up 17 points early. The turnovers continued and eventually, Kansas City was facing a 20-0 deficit early into the second quarter.
A glimmer of hope for the Chiefs came when DB
The Chiefs defense, then, dug in and held the Chargers on the very next drive and on the Chiefs next offensive possession, a
The Chiefs went into the locker room trailing by 21 points, and needed to come out quickly and strike. They did just that. A 13 play, 80 yard drive, culminated in Charles reaching the end zone, this time through the air.
The defense then showed great fight as back-to-back sacks from DE
But the Chiefs were haunted by turnovers yet again – this time RB
Former Chiefs running back and 2011’s leading rusher for Kansas City, Jackie Battle capped a nine-play drive with a wide-open reception in the endzone from Rivers.
The Chiefs answered on the next possession when San Diego’s coverage was nowhere to be found and WR
San Diego’s special teams added 3 more points before the game was over, handing the Chiefs their third loss of the 2012 campaign. Next week it doesn’t get any easier for Kansas City as they host a surging Ravens squad at Arrowhead.
- Pitoitua notched his first two sacks as a Chief.
- Bowe had seven receptions for 108 yards and a touchdown.
- Hali recorded his first sack of the season.
- Flowers snared his first interception of the season.