This was not only the final game of the 2016 season, but possibly the final game for the Chargers in San Diego...again.
The team came out and stunk up the field.
In the first quarter the Chargers drove down the field after receiving the opening kick off, but fizzled in the red zone and settled for a FG. The Chiefs responded with a drive that resulted in a FG of their own after Joey Bosa had a TFL and a sack in the same set of downs in the red zone. He’s good. DROY good.
The 2nd Chargers possession was a long, methodical drive that killed the rest of the 1st quarter and resulted in an Antonio Gates Touchdown reception that gave him 111 for his career, tying him with Tony Gonzalez for the lead all time in TD receptions for TE’s.
Then the Chiefs started to pull away. They answered with an Alex Smith rushing touchdown after marching the length of the field in only 4 plays.
On the following Chargers drive Philip Rivers threw his 20th interception of the season. The Chiefs made the most of the opportunity and drove for another Touchdown on a very easy bootleg pass to the RB West.
The next drive for San Diego made it all the way to the Red Zone but ended with Rivers throwing his career high 21st interception in the end zone.
This left the score 17 - 10 Chiefs with 1:10 left. The Chiefs were getting the ball after halftime. Mike McCoy would have run 3 times and gone into the half in the same situation. Andy Reid had his Chiefs drive down the field and were able to add 3 more points before the half. That is why they are in the playoffs, and Mike McCoy is going to get fired.
Halftime score 20 - 10 Chiefs.
The first drive of the 2nd half gave a glimmer of hope for San Diego as Jahleel Addae grabbed his first career interception and returned it 90 yards for a touchdown to bring the Chargers back within 3.
Kansas City came back and drove the length of the field and capped it off with a touchdown pass to the RB West again in a play that Greg Gumbel said “looked really easy.” It was Greg...It was.
The next Chargers drive finished with a Drew Kaser Punt that rookie WR Tyreek Hill returned 95 yards for a touchdown.
At the end of the 3rd, the Chiefs led 34 - 17.
The 4th quarter began with the Chargers driving but after making it to the Chiefs 11 yard line, Mike McCoy couldn’t help himself and settled for a FG when faced with a 4th down.
The Chargers gave up another FG to the Chiefs, then Rivers drove the team down for another TD on a pass to rookie TE Hunter Henry.
The team got the ball back for the last time, down by 10 with no time outs and gave up. The team handed the ball off twice and in true Mike McCoy fashion, turtled hard.
Good riddance Mike...Good riddance.