Chiefs Outshot by Chargers, 41-38

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Jamaal Charles had a big day on the ground, but it wasn't enough to avoid a tough loss for the Chiefs against the Chargers, 41-38, at home.

Alex Smith found pay dirt three times on 26 of 38 passing for 294 yards and one pick. Philip Rivers was just as hot for the Chargers, and finished 27 for 39 with 392 yards passing, three touchdowns and no interceptions.

Charles was a standout player for the Chiefs, rushing for 115 yards on 14 attempts while adding two touchdowns and had four receptions for 42 yards. Donnie Avery was a top performer, snagging four passes for 91 yards with a touchdown.

The Kansas City defense buckled, giving up 392 yards passing and 104 rushing. They brought down Rivers for one sack.

Chargers wide receiver Keenan Allen was impressive, racking up 124 receiving yards. After Rivers, he was the top performer for San Diego. Tight end Ladarius Green also had a good game with 80 receiving yards and one touchdown.

Next week, the Chiefs host the Broncos (9-2) while the Chargers take on the Bengals (7-4), also at home.


Chargers Passing Leaders
Grade Name Comp Att Yds TDs Int
A+ 100 P. Rivers 27 39 392 3 0


Chiefs Passing Leaders
Grade Name Comp Att Yds TDs Int
A- 91 A. Smith 26 38 294 3 1


Chargers Rushing Leaders
Grade Name P Att Yds YdsA TDs
B 83 R. Mathews RB 14 55 3.9 1
A 93 D. Woodhead RB 6 25 4.2 1
D+ 69 R. Brown RB 6 23 3.8 0


Chiefs Rushing Leaders
Grade Name P Att Yds YdsA TDs
A+ 100 J. Charles RB 14 115 8.2 2
- - K. Davis RB 1 3 3.0 0
C+ 79 D. McCluster WR 1 -1 -1.0 0


Chargers Receiving Leaders
Grade Name P Rec Yds YdsA TDs
A+ 99 K. Allen WR 9 124 13.8 0
B+ 88 E. Royal WR 4 87 21.8 0
A+ 98 L. Green TE 3 80 26.7 1


Chiefs Receiving Leaders
Grade Name P Rec Yds YdsA TDs
A- 91 D. Avery WR 4 91 22.8 1
C+ 79 D. McCluster WR 7 59 8.4 0
B 82 D. Bowe WR 5 51 10.2 1