This was the big game the Chargers needed, the night to control their destiny.
But instead of seizing the moment Saturday night in Kansas City, the Chargers got caught in a spiral of missed chances, failing bodies and plenty of disappointment.
Needing a win to grab control of the AFC West and to keep from becoming a mathematical miracle in the wild-card race, the Chargers played one of their worst games of the season, losing 30-13 to the Chiefs.
“We kind of fell apart in a sense,” Chargers quarterback Philip Rivers said.
Kansas City has now beaten its AFC West rivals eight consecutive times.
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