Inside the visiting locker room at Arrowhead Stadium, wadded-up athletic tape covered chunks of the floor, a reminder of how the Chargers’ hopes were unraveling.
Before Saturday night, players had a clear vision of how this season was going to go, a triumph in resiliency. From winless to AFC West Champs — a win against the Chiefs wouldn’t finalize the deal but it’d go a long way.
Twenty-five years after the Chargers became the only team to turn an 0-4 start into a playoff berth, the 2017 team was going to make history repeat itself.
“I just knew it,” tackle Joe Barksdale said.
He was wrong, as were a lot of people inside the Chargers’...