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Weddle's huge play is perfectly timed - Tod Leonard
With the Chargers defense on their heels for an entire half and lowly Kansas City driving to a possible trying field goal or winning touchdown late on Sunday, Weddle turned the knowledge of a practice mistake into a game-saving interception.

Chargers hold on to beat lowly Chiefs, improve to 2-1 - Kevin Acee
"Where we are right now is where we are," said linebacker Takeo Spikes, in his first year as a Charger. "… The thing that I’m happy about is that we won, we found a way to win the game. And that was a problem here, from what I was told."

Two yards shy of 100 no shortcoming for Mathews - Chris Jenkins
Said fullback Jacob Hester: "The sky’s the limit with Ryan. You can see it happening. Everyone knows he’s getting good … not good, but great at almost every phase of the game."

Rapid Reaction: Chargers 20, Chiefs 17 - Bill Williamson
San Diego running back Ryan Mathews is a much better player in his second season than he was last year. He had 98 yards rushing and added 51 yards receiving. He is running with a lot of confidence.

Philip Rivers, Chargers far from perfect - Bill Williamson

In the scope of the big picture, the Chargers are in good shape. However, that doesn’t mean all is perfect in San Diego. Telltale signs of a slow start for San Diego are still present.

All for one and one for all spells Chiefs' fall - Tom Sheridan
The Chargers' defense started the day by playing near-perfect football for a half against Kansas City, and closed things out by turning in the biggest play of the game: Eric Weddle's interception with less than a minute to play that sealed the 20-17 victory.

Chargers win 20-17 - Christopher Smith
San Diego holds off defending AFC West champ Kansas City in a physical divisional game at Qualcomm Stadium behind two Ryan Mathews touchdown runs and a late Eric Weddle interception.

Mathews scores twice - Christopher Smith
Ryan Mathews has produced nearly 400 yards of offense in three games. He also scored two touchdowns Sunday.

Weddle, defense holds strong - Jay Jay Maniquis
Chargers free safety and defensive captain Eric Weddle came up with a huge interception late in the fourth quarter to cap a 20-17 victory over the AFC West rival Kansas City Chiefs