Chargers Take Down Chiefs, 37-20

Filed under Game Recap on September 30th, 2012

Sun, Sep 30 2012, 1:00 PM Arrowhead Stadium
San-diego-chargers 37 Kansas-city-chiefs 20
Team 1st 2nd 3rd 4th Final
Chiefs 0 6 7 7 20
Chargers 17 10 0 10 37

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Even with an unexceptional outing for Philip Rivers, the Chargers handled the Chiefs, 37-20, at Arrowhead Stadium.

Rivers found the end zone for two touchdowns against the Chiefs on 18 of 23 passing for 209 yards and one pick. Matt Cassel went 24 of 42 with 251 yards passing, two touchdowns and three picks for the Chiefs.

Jackie Battle carried the ball 15 times for 39 yards with a touchdown in addition to four receptions for 42 yards and another touchdown. Antonio Gates caught three passes for 59 yards.

The San Diego defensive unit led the way to a victory, allowing 119 yards rushing and 234 passing while bringing back one interception for a touchdown. They brought down Cassel for two sacks.

Lastly, Nick Novak was perfect, hitting all three of the field goals he attempted.

Chiefs running back Jamaal Charles provided some spark with 92 yards rushing, 23 receiving and two touchdowns. Wide receiver Dwayne Bowe also gave a strong effort with 108 receiving yards and one touchdown.

The Chargers travel to New Orleans next week to meet the Saints (0-3) while the Chiefs are at home to take on the Ravens (3-1).

Chargers Passing Leaders
C+78P. Rivers182318921
Chiefs Passing Leaders
C-71M. Cassel244223423
Chargers Rushing Leaders
B-81R. MathewsRB14614.40
B+89J. BattleRB15392.61
--L. McClainFB242.00
Chiefs Rushing Leaders
A+100J. CharlesRB17925.41
--C. GrayRB11515.00
C-70S. DraughnRB4123.00
Chargers Receiving Leaders
B-81A. GatesTE35919.70
--R. BrownRB35016.70
B+89J. BattleRB44210.51
Chiefs Receiving Leaders
A96D. BoweWR710815.41
C76J. BaldwinWR45012.50
C-70S. DraughnRB4348.50

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