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Chargers by the numbers

KANSAS CITY, MO., THURSDAY, DECEMBER 13, 2018 - Chargers head coach Anthony Lynn calls for a two-poi
Chargers head coach Anthony Lynn calls for a two-point conversion after quarterback Philip Rivers led the team on a last minute scoring drive against the Chiefs Arrowhead Stadium.
(Robert Gauthier / Los Angeles Times)

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Consecutive games with a touchdown pass for the Chargers’ Philip Rivers, who connected with Mike Williams for scores in the second and fourth quarters.

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Interceptions thrown by Rivers against the Chiefs over two seasons. Rivers, who had two Thursday, has nine picks during that span against the rest of the league.

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Games with multiple touchdown passes this season for Rivers, the most in the NFL. He completed 26 of 38 passes for 313 yards.

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Seconds the Chargers led Thursday’s game to end their nine-game skid vs. the Chiefs. The visitors trailed three times by as many as 14 points.

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Consecutive games with at least 25 points by the Chiefs, an NFL record. The Chiefs scored a touchdown on their first drive for a league-leading eighth time.

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Consecutive games in a season with a sack by the Chiefs’ Chris Jones, an NFL record. DeMarcus Ware and Simon Fletcher also did it 10 games in a row.

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The Chargers’ record in games decided by one score this season. The Chargers and Chiefs are both 11-3, but K.C. is in first via the division record tiebreaker.

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Consecutive seasons the top seed in the AFC has reached the Super Bowl. The Chargers and Chiefs have the best record in the AFC.

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Chargers spotlight

OFFENSE

Travis Benjamin had only two receptions, but both came on the final drive and the second converted a fourth-and-seven, advancing the ball to the Kansas City 10-yard line as the clock went below a minute to play. Benjamin’s two catches totaled 57 yards on a night when Philip Rivers ended up going over 300 yards and was able to overcome two first-half interceptions.

DEFENSE

Lineman Darius Philon had one tackle, and it was one several his teammates were talking about afterward. With the defense in need of a quick stop on Kansas City’s final possession, Philon broke through and stopped Damien Williams for a three-yard loss. Two plays later, the Chiefs were punting back to the Chargers’ offense and putting the game in Rivers’ capable hands.


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