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Chargers are out, Panthers and Ravens in NFL playoffs
Chargers are out, Panthers and Ravens in NFL playoffs

The Kansas City Chiefs beat visiting San Diego, 19-7, on Sunday to eliminate the Chargers from playoff contention, moments before they were eliminated themselves by games happening elsewhere. The Chiefs needed Cleveland to beat Baltimore and Jacksonville to beat Houston, and neither of those outcomes transpired. The Ravens wound up with the AFC's final playoff spot. The Cincinnati Bengals and Pittsburgh Steelers will play for the AFC North title Sunday evening. San Diego (9-7) needed merely to beat Kansas City (9-7) to reach the postseason. Chiefs linebacker Justin Houston piled up four sacks to finish with 22 on the season, breaking Derrick Thomas's franchise record, and...

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