Monday Night Football Week 8 – Watch San Diego Chargers vs Kansas City Chiefs Live on ESPN
Week 8 – San Diego Chargers vs Kansas City Chiefs
When: Monday, 8:30 PM ET, October 31, 2011
Venue: Arrowhead Stadium, Kansas City, MO
Chargers (4-2) – Chiefs (3-3) Preview
The San Diego Chargers are sitting alone atop the AFC West but don’t believe they’re playing their best football.
The Kansas City Chiefs feel like they’re finally starting to come around after an embarrassing start, but they haven’t really been tested lately.
The Chargers look to bounce back from a disappointing loss Monday night when they visit the Chiefs, who are trying to win their fourth in a row and claim a share of first place in the division.
San Diego (4-2), which saw its run of West titles end at four as Kansas City captured the crown last season, was in position to extend its winning streak to four last Sunday, leading the New York Jets 21-10 at halftime. The Chargers failed to score after the break, however, and Philip Rivers threw two fourth-quarter interceptions that led to the Jets’ last 10 points in a 27-21 road loss.
Kansas City’s wins haven’t come against the NFL’s top competition, however. The Chiefs (3-3) have defeated last-place teams Minnesota and Indianapolis and beat an Oakland squad last Sunday that was unsettled at quarterback.
The Chiefs, 8-2 at home since the start of last season, have lost seven of eight to the Chargers, with the lone victory coming in a Monday night game at Arrowhead Stadium to open last season. (Source preview: more on espn.com)
Next week on Monday Night Football Week 9 (November 7, 2011) is Chicago Bears at Philadelphia Eagles. Game Time at 8:30 PM ET. Watch out for it still on ESPN.
UPDATE: KC Chiefs defeated SD Chargers 23-20 in OT
Ryan Succop kicked a 30-yard field goal in overtime, giving Kansas City a stunning 23-20 victory over the San Diego Chargers on Monday night and moving the Chiefs into an improbable tie atop the AFC West.
The Chargers, who had trailed the whole game, were on the verge of winning it in regulation when they marched to the Kansas City 15. With first-and-10 and 48 seconds left on the clock, Philip Rivers fumbled the snap and the Chiefs’ Andy Studebaker clawed under the pile and pulled the ball out.
Kansas City moved down the field for its own chance to win the game, but Matt Cassel badly overthrew his intended receiver and Eric Weddle’s second interception sent the game to overtime. (Source: NFL)