CBS — Philip Rivers isn’t ready to let Patrick Mahomes take over the AFC West quite yet. Just when it looked like the Chiefs would secure the division crown, the Chargers went into Kansas City on Thursday night, survived three separate 14-point deficits, and emerged with an epic come-from-behind win.
To get to a point where they actually have a real chance to steal the division crown away from a Chiefs team that has led the division for the entirety of the season, the Chargers erased a 14-point deficit in the final eight minutes and didn’t take their first lead until the final seconds, which is when Rivers pulled off a game-winning touchdown and two-point conversion out of thin air. With a 29-28 win in front of an initially raucous, eventually stunned crowd at Arrowhead Stadium, the Chargers denied the Chiefs a chance to win the AFC West.
In the process, the Chargers drew even with the Chiefs at 11-3, clinched a playoff spot, and turned the final two weeks of the season into something worth playing for. As it stands, the Chiefs still technically lead the Chargers due to their record within the division (4-1 to the Chargers’ 3-2), but it’ll only take one more slip by the Chiefs for the Chargers to possibly steal the division and maybe, just maybe, the top seed in the AFC.
What a game last night in Kansas City! I for one, had the over and was happy with that outcome but I think I might have been in minority. Phillip Rivers looked like his old self and the Chiefs defense has shown again just how bad they are. The Chiefs blew a 28-14 lead with 7 minutes left in the fourth quarter and somehow blew it.
This makes things very interesting in the AFC and puts the Chargers and Patriots in position to steal the number one seed from the Chiefs. Should make for a very entertaining couple weeks and goes to show that the Chiefs are very beatable!
Buckle up… here come the playoffs.