1:00 PM ET, October 25, 2009
Arrowhead Stadium, Kansas City, MO
Rivers throws three TDs, Tomlinson runs for season-high 71 yards in victory
KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- All that talk about San Diego getting better may not be all talk.Six days after a disappointing Monday night loss to Denver in which they insisted they'd made strides, the Chargers swatted away the flu bug and stomped on Kansas City 37-7 Sunday, dominating in virtually every phase.
Rivers Flows on 3rd Down
Chargers QB Philip Rivers had thrown all three of his interceptions on third down this season. But against the Chiefs, he was stellar. Of his six completions on third down, all went for first downs and two went for touchdowns.
|3rd Down||Other downs|
-- ESPN Stats and Information
• Philip Rivers threw for 268 yards and three TDs to help the Chargers end a two-game losing skid and win their fourth straight against the Chiefs. Rivers has thrown for more than 250 yards in all six games this season and has seven TDs and no INTs in his last three games. He passed Stan Humphries for third on the Chargers' career passing touchdowns list (88).
• Vincent Jackson had five receptions for 142 yards. That's the second-highest total of his career and third 100-yard receiving game this season.
• Matt Cassel went 10 for 25 for 97 yards, one touchdown and a career high three INTs. His 25.3 passer rating was the lowest for a single game since he became a starter.
• Kansas City lost its 10th straight home game.
-- ESPN Stats & Information
Both kickers missed a 43-yard field goal. KC rookie Ryan Succop missed after going 4 for 4 the week before and getting the game ball. ... A steady rain fell much of the second half, which the Chiefs had hoped would be in their favor against the Californians. Knowing rain was forecast for Sunday, the Chiefs had practiced in a hard rain all day on Wednesday.
Team Stat Comparison
Passing 1st downs
Rushing 1st downs
1st downs from penalties
3rd down efficiency
4th down efficiency
|Yards per play||6.1||3.3|
Yards per pass
Yards per rush
|Red Zone (Made-Att)||2-5||1-1|
|Defensive / Special Teams TDs||1||0|
|TD||7:36||Malcom Floyd 3 Yard Pass From Philip Rivers (Nate Kaeding Kick is Good)|
Drive info: 10 plays, 80 yds, 5:00
|TD||1:31||Vincent Jackson 10 Yard Pass From Philip Rivers (Nate Kaeding Kick is Good)|
Drive info: 8 plays, 41 yds, 3:32
|FG||9:52||Nate Kaeding 20 Yard Field Goal is Good|
Drive info: 10 plays, 82 yds, 5:27
|FG||0:06||Nate Kaeding 39 Yard Field Goal is Good|
Drive info: 7 plays, 45 yds, 1:06
|TD||9:54||Dwayne Bowe 7 Yard Pass From Matt Cassel (Ryan Succop Kick is Good)|
Drive info: 10 plays, 65 yds, 5:12
|TD||5:56||Darren Sproles 58 Yard Pass From Philip Rivers (Nate Kaeding Kick is Good)|
Drive info: 3 plays, 64 yds, 1:26
|FG||11:40||Nate Kaeding 19 Yard Field Goal is Good|
Drive info: 6 plays, 17 yds, 2:36
|TD||9:21||Jacob Hester Recovery of Blocked Punt (Nate Kaeding Kick is Good)|
Drive info: 3 plays, -10 yds, 2:24