Sunday, September 30, 2012
Halftime: Chargers 27, Chiefs 6
By Bill Williamson
KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Random halftime thoughts from Kansas City, where the Chargers are capitalizing on Chiefs turnovers:
Kansas City quarterback Matt Cassel has thrown three interceptions and Kansas City running back Jamaal Charles has lost two fumbles. Four of the turnovers were in Kansas City territory. The turnovers resulted in 17 points for San Diego, including a 21-yard interception return for a touchdown by San Diego linebacker Donald Butler.
San Diego’s defense has been terrific. There are a lot of good players on this unit. Players such as defensive end Corey Liuget, safety Eric Weddle, Butler and fellow linebacker Shaun Phillips are all having dominant games.
Charles made up for his two gaffes with a 37-yard touchdown run. But the fumbles will be remembered if this game doesn’t turn around.
The Chiefs entered this game tied as the least-penalized team in the NFL with 12 in three games. They had seven in the first half.
There appears to be a lot of people leaving the stadium. I see people headed to their cars and I see cars moving away from the stadium. No faith? The Chiefs came back from a 24-6 deficit at New Orleans last week to win.
San Diego running back Ryan Mathews had just 1 yard on four carries. He didn’t start because the team sent him a message because he fumbled last week in his season debut.