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LIGHTNING STRIKES IN KANSAS CITY

Chargers Clinch Playoff Berth

The Los Angeles Chargers put together a spectacular last-minute comeback to defeat the Kansas City Chiefs 29-28, clinching a playoff birth for the first time since 2012.

The matchup was a battle between the top two teams in the AFC West division. Los Angeles lost the last nine meetings with the Chiefs prior to Thursday night.

Quarterback Philip Rivers threw for 313 yards, two touchdowns and two interceptions. His biggest touchdown came with eight seconds on the clock, finding receiver Mike Williams in the end zone to make it a score of 27-28.

With four seconds on the clock, the Chargers opted to go for the two-point conversion where Rivers found a wide-open Williams, giving Los Angeles their first lead of the night 29-28.

“We didn’t come here to tie. We came here to win,” said head coach Anthony Lynn.

Williams stepped up as fellow receiver Keenan Allen did not return from a second quarter hip injury. The Chargers went into Thursday night without running backs Melvin Gordon and Austin Ekeler. Williams finished the night with three touchdowns and a two-point conversion.

The Chargers (11-3) get ready to face the Baltimore Ravens on Dec. 22nd in Los Angeles.

 

 

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