The Chiefs are all alone in first place in the AFC West.
Kansas City stopped Philip Rivers on four straight plays inside the six-yard line with under two minutes left to hold on for a 21-14 victory over the Chargers. The game was played in driving rain, and ended on Tuesday morning.
The Chiefs got the win with defense, special teams, a big running play from Jamaal Charles, and a raucous home crowd at the new Arrowhead Stadium. The Chargers outgained Kansas City 389-197, but the Chargers failed to capitalize on two long fourth quarter drives.
We’ve got a lot more to say about this one, but it can wait for the morning. For now, we thank the Chiefs for providing a fun end to a great Week One slate. When the Chiefs are eminently watchable again, you know it’s a brand new season.