SAN DIEGO (AP) Antonio Gates caught a 14-yard yard scoring pass from Philip Rivers on the game’s opening drive to snap a streak of six straight quarters without a touchdown and the San Diego Chargers went on to a 31-13 victory over the staggering Kansas City Chiefs on Thursday night.
The Chiefs, who lost their fifth straight, committed four more turnovers to run their NFL-high mark to a staggering 29, which have led to 104 points.
Snapping a three-game losing streak might take some heat off coach Norv Turner, who’s been heavily criticized by fans after the Chargers (4-4) blew double-digit, second-half leads in losses to New Orleans and Denver, and then lost 7-6 at Cleveland on Sunday.
The heat will surely intensify on Kansas City Head Coach Romeo Crennel as the Chiefs (1-7) continue to fall.
The Chiefs are one of two teams to only have one win this season, the other is currently the Carolina Panthers. Kansas City will play their next contest Monday November 12th in Pittsburgh as they take on the Steelers.