The Kansas City Chiefs beat San Diego 19-7 on Sunday to eliminate the Chargers from playoff contention, moments before they were eliminated themselves by games happening elsewhere.
There were no more miracle comebacks left for the San Diego Chargers. Their banged-up offense ran out of gas in Arrowhead Stadium in a 19-7 loss to the Chiefs.
The Chargers don’t see Alex Smith’s injury as an easy road into the postseason. San Diego won’t underestimate Chiefs backup QB Chase Daniel in Sunday’s showdown for the final AFC playoff spot.
The Chiefs won’t have Alex Smith on Sunday against San Diego, but the Chargers have problems of their own. RB Ryan Mathews (ankle) has been ruled out while WR Keenan Allen (collarbone) is doubtful.
The Chargers began preparation for Sunday’s showdown with the Chiefs minus the services of Ryan Mathews (ankle) and wideout Keenan Allen (collarbone). Will they be ready for Week 17?
Philip Rivers played a major role in one of the season’s greatest comebacks, rescuing the Chargers’ playoff hopes in the sort of late-season event that could have a residual effect on the postseason.
San Diego Chargers linebacker Manti Te’o has a message for opponents, like the 49ers’ Anthony Davis, who still put him down with jokes about his fake girlfriend in college: move on.
Philip Rivers has played through a bulging disc in his back the past few weeks. The San Diego Chargers’ quarterback might need offseason surgery.
Robert Meachem was cut by the San Diego Chargers on Saturday. The wide receiver’s signing two years ago proved to be a costly mistake for the franchise.
Phillip Rivers has been in statistical decline for three seasons, but don’t tell him he needs to be fixed. The San Diego Chargers quarterback says that kind of talk "drives him nuts."