PHILIP RIVERS THREW two touchdown passes and San Diego’s defence scored twice on turnovers as the Chargers routed visiting Kansas City 31-13 last night.
The Chargers improved to 4-4, hot on the heels of AFC West division leader Denver (4-3), while the Chiefs suffered their fifth loss in a row, sliding to 1-7 with 28 turnovers, the most by any team halfway into a season in 15 years.
Rivers threw a 14-yard touchdown pass to Antonio Gates in the first quarter to open the scoring and flipped a 13-yard touchdown toss to Malcom Floyd early in the fourth quarter to give the Chargers a 17-6 lead with 11:33 remaining.
San Diego then sealed the victory with two defensive touchdowns in a span of only 2:06.
Shaun Phillips, making his 100th NFL start, recovered a fumble in the end zone to stretch the Chargers’ lead and Demorrio Williams returned an interception 59 yards for another touchdown to give San Diego a 31-6 edge. Shaun Draughn ran six yards for a Kansas City touchdown with 4:26 to play but it was too little and far too late.