Kansas City 21, San Diego 14

Boxscore | Recap
Monday, September 13, 2010 10:15 PM
WHEN: 10:15 PM EST, Monday, September 13, 2010
WHERE: Arrowhead Stadium, Kansas City, Missouri
TEMPERATURE: 78°
HEAD OFFICIAL: Peter Morelli
ATTENDANCE: 71297

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 Total
San Diego 7 0 7 0 14
Kansas City 7 14 0 0 21

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
San Diego 0-1 0-0 0-1 L1
Kansas City 1-0 1-0 0-0 W1

Recap

Rookie Dexter McCluster returned a punt 94 yards for a touchdown as the Kansas City Chiefs relied on big plays to upset the San Diego Chargers 21-14 on Monday night at the New Arrowhead Stadium.

Jamaal Charles had a 56-yard touchdown run and Matt Cassel tossed a short scoring pass to rookie tight end Tony Moeaki as the Chiefs (1-0) built a 14-point halftime lead and held off a late comeback to end a five-game losing streak to San Diego.

The Chargers (0-1) had first-and-goal at the 4-yard line with 74 seconds to play, but were turned away on four attempts by Kansas City's defense.

Philip Rivers finished 22 of 39 for 298 and two touchdowns for the Chargers, who won their final 11 regular-season games last season to win the AFC West.

Cassel was only 10 of 22 for 68 yards and one touchdown for the Chiefs, who scored 21 unanswered points to take a 21-7 halftime lead.

McCluster capped the outburst with 1:43 left in the half when he went untouched for the longest punt return for a touchdown in team history.

Charles rushed 11 times for 92 yards and a touchdown for the Chiefs. Rookie Ryan Mathews had 19 carries for 75 yards for the Chargers, but his second-quarter fumble set up Cassel's scoring pass to Moeaki.

Legedu Naanee had five catches for 110 yards, including a 59-yard scoring pass, for San Diego.

Top Game Performances

Rushing
San Diego   Kansas City
Ryan Mathews Player Jamaal Charles
20 Attempts 11
78 Yards 92
3.9 Avg Yards 8.4
0 Touchdowns 1
15 Long 56
Receiving
San Diego   Kansas City
Legedu Naanee Player Tony Moeaki
5 Receptions 3
110 Yards 21
22.0 Avg Yards 7.0
1 Touchdowns 1
59 Long 16

Team Stats Summary

  Yards Scoring Defense
Team Tot Rus Pas TD FG INT Sacks FF
San Diego 389 109 280 2 0 0 1.0 0
Kansas City 197 135 62 3 0 0 1.0 1

Upcoming Games

  • Kansas City will play their next game on the road against Cleveland. The Chiefs have a W/L % of 1.000 after a win and 1.000 after a loss.
  • San Diego will play their next game at home against Jacksonville. The Chargers have a W/L % of .000 after a win and .000 after a loss.
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