4:15 PM ET, September 30, 2007
Qualcomm Stadium, San Diego, CA
SAN DIEGO (AP) -- The sorry state of the San Diego Chargers can be summed up in one word: "MAR-TY! MAR-TY! MAR-TY!"
The Chiefs did a great job of making the Chargers stop themselves with mistakes and turnovers. K.C. defensive coordinator Gunther Cunningham relied on his four-man rush to create pressure while dropping seven into coverage on the back end. Starting CBs Ty Law and Patrick Surtain, along with the rest of the secondary, were very physical on the back end and disrupted the timing and rhythm of the San Diego passing game, which made it very difficult for QB Philip Rivers to find open areas in the Chiefs' Cover 2 schemes. Kansas City also dialed up some zone fires and blitzes that pressured the right side of the pocket and hindered Rivers' vision when trying to find passing windows.
-- Keith Kidd, Scouts Inc.
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Gonzalez's TD catch was his 62, tying Shannon Sharpe for the career lead among tight ends. ... San Diego has been outscored 102-68 in four games, compared to last year when it outscored opponents 103-36 through the first four.
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Team Stat Comparison
3rd down efficiency
4th down efficiency
|Yards per play||6.6||5.0|
Yards per pass
Yards per rush
|FG||08:19||Nate Kaeding 24 Yd||0||3|
|TD||03:56||Ladainian Tomlinson 5 Yd Run (Nate Kaeding Kick)||0||10|
|FG||11:10||Dave Rayner 21 Yd||3||10|
|FG||06:55||Nate Kaeding 51 Yd||3||13|
|FG||01:20||Dave Rayner 25 Yd||6||13|
|FG||00:00||Nate Kaeding 38 Yd||6||16|
|FG||05:28||Dave Rayner 41 Yd||9||16|
|TD||01:50||Tony Gonzalez 22 Yd Pass From Damon Huard (Dave Rayner Kick)||16||16|
|TD||11:46||Dwayne Bowe 51 Yd Pass From Damon Huard (Dave Rayner Kick)||23||16|
|TD||07:24||Tyron Brackenridge 50 Yd Fumble Return (Dave Rayner Kick)||30||16|