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November 1, 2011 by staff 

Chiefs Ot ChargersChiefs Ot Chargers, By far his season seemed dead just a month ago after starting 0-3, the hopes of the Kansas City Chiefs to climb back in the race for the AFC West looked ready to expire in the final moments of regulation play Monday night against the Chargers.

Who has lived to tell about a 23-20 overtime win at Arrowhead Stadium speaks to one of the most exciting finals in the history of the Chiefs.

Ryan Succop kicked the game-winning 30-yard field goal with 5:16 remaining in overtime, sparking a loud party in the arrowhead.

The Chargers were preparing for a potential field goal to win the game at the end of the fourth quarter. San Diego was at 15 when the Chiefs’ quarterback Philip Rivers lost the ball in an instant.

Andy Studebaker recovered to the staff.

With the game tied 20-20 in overtime, the Chargers won the toss and received the kickoff. Tamba Hali sacked San Diego quarterback Philip Rivers, quarterback and forced a fumble on a play of the second down. Rivers recovered, but the Chargers finished trough.

In possession of Kansas City, Matt Cassel went 16 yards to Steve Breaston on third and 13 to 30 from San Diego. After another first down Chiefs, created for winning field goal by Succop.

The staff moved into a tie for first place in the AFC West with the victory. They won their fourth straight game and at 4-3 are tied with San Diego and Oakland in the first place in the division.

The game was not very well played. Each team committed eight turnovers and combined for 19 penalties.

“It was not pretty by any stretch of the imagination,” said Chiefs coach Todd Haley. “At the same time I really do not think that matters at this time for the kids.”

The Chiefs jumped to a 10-0 lead in the first quarter by intercepting San Diego, Philip Rivers, quarterback twice. But after Curtis Brinkley San Diego scored a touchdown in one half of two-yard run in the fourth quarter, the Chiefs held on to a lead of 20-18.

Brinkley Rivers caught a pass for two-point conversion to tie the score at 20-20. Both plays were reviewed on video and the referee Albert River?n Brinkley failed every time he reached the endzone.

After the leaders left, Rios arrived with a big play. On third and 18 and looking directly at a blitzing linebacker Derrick Johnson, stepped anyway and threw a pass of 19 yards to Patrick Crayton to move the Chargers in the territory of the Chiefs.

The Chargers were preparing for a potential field goal to win the game in the final moments, when Rivers fumbled in an instant. Andy Studebaker recovered to the staff at 16 with 48 seconds left.

The Chiefs moved to San Diego territory. The Chiefs were trying to get into field goal range Matt Cassel, but pass was intercepted by Eric Weddle and the Chargers ran out the clock, sending the game into overtime.

The Chiefs converted twice on third and long on their first possession of the game and ended up getting a field goal by Ryan Succop 36 yards to take a 3-0 lead.

He lost the field position after a Kendrick Lewis interception gave the Chiefs the ball at the San Diego 25. Dexter McCluster fumbled on the next play and the Chargers recovered.

Derrick Johnson interception returned the ball to Kansas City in his 23 and he took the Chiefs only four plays to move 10-0. Jonathan Baldwin scored the first touchdown of his NFL career touchdown with a 39-yard Matt Cassel.

In the second quarter, the Chargers broke through with the first points against the Chiefs in seven periods. Novak kicked a field goal from 44 yards to cut the deficit to San Diego for 10.03.

The Chargers blew a scoring chance after Cassel was sacked and fumbled. San Diego recovered in 22 of the Chiefs. The Chargers had a touchdown taken away when Antonio Gates was penalized for pass interference on safety Jon McGraw.

Novak was all right in an effort 52-yard field goal with 1:11 left in the middle.

The staff moved quickly to San Diego 29 and 47 yards Succop field goal with three seconds left sent the break with a lead of 13-3.

After the heads were three plays and start the second half, Novak reduce the advantage of Kansas City to 13-6 with a field goal from 44 yards.

Cassel threw his second interception of the game in the Chiefs’ next possession. Baldwin deflected a pass that was caught by safety Eric Weddle, who returned to the Chiefs’28. But the Chiefs third place and Novak field goal, a 42-yard, cut the lead to 13-9 Kansas City.

One of the objectives Novak field, this time from 26 yards, sliced ??the deficit to 13-12 late in the third quarter.

The Chiefs extended their lead to 20-12 at the Jackie Battle one-yard touchdown early in the fourth quarter.

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