What an amazing victory for the San Diego Chargers and their quarterback, Philip Rivers. Despite the defense giving up 38 points to a not-so-great Kansas City Chiefs offense, the offense continually fought back and eventually won with a 26 yard touchdown pass to Seyi Ajirotutu with 31 seconds left in the game.
There were plenty of players on the team that played well, but this was a defining game for Philip Rivers in 2013. Not only did he avoid turning the ball over, he managed to put up 392 passing yards and 3 touchdowns in the air. Most importantly, he came through when the team needed him most, trailing with less than 2 minutes left to go in the final quarter.
The Chargers go from a very depressing 4-6 record to an exciting, and promising, 5-6 record. Four of their final five games are at home, and most of those are very winnable. This game not only kept the Chargers playoff hopes alive, it proved that they have the ability to beat a playoff team if they get there. The Chiefs move to 9-2, losing their last two games to division rivals.
This is the best win of the season for San Diego, making it the best win of Mike McCoy's head coaching career. He didn't have a perfect game, but the team coming through in clutch situations shows progress to where they were under Norv Turner.
We'll have a full breakdown of the game tomorrow, but for now.... enjoy the sweet victory.