Quentin Jammer had his third interception of the year on the first play from scrimmage. The INT ended a streak of 156 straight attempts by Trent Green without an interception.
Jammer's second interception of the game, and fourth of the year, occurring in the end zone, was the first time this year that the Chiefs entered the red zone and didn't score any points. The Chiefs had been 35 of 35 before his interception.
Jammer had two interceptions in 25 career games entering the game. He also had three passes defensed on the day.
LaDainian Tomlinson set a Chargers record when he crossed the 100 yard rushing barrier for the 16th time in his young career. Tomlinson gained 106 yards on 19 carries. Paul Lowe and Natrone Means each rushed for 100 yards 15 times during their careers with the Chargers.
"Everything I have done so far – no one pays attention to it because we are losing," said Tomlinson. "It is not like you are winning and you can enjoy it. Winning is more important than any records you can break."
Mike Scifres handled kickoff duties for the Chargers. His kicks went to the 1 with Dante Hall tackled at the 26, to the 13 tackled at the 25, to the 15 tackled at the 28 with a holding penalty on KC, and one to the 3 returned to the 50.
Defensive end Adrian Dingle recorded one sack and a forced fumble on Sunday, giving him 5.5 sacks for the season and tying him for the team lead with defensive tackle DeQuincy Scott.
Leon Johnson's 60 yard kickoff return for the Chargers in the first quarter the team's longest of the season. He followed up the 60 yard return with a 53 yarder on the next kickoff return. Johnson ended the day with 189 yards in the return game.
The Chargers had 9 yards of total offense, all by LaDainian Tomlinson, in the first quarter and did not record a first down. Doug Flutie went 0-3 in the first with drops by Reche Caldwell and Antonio Gates. They had just 10 plays in their first four possessions.
Flutie was 1-8 for 12 yards entering the final drive of the first half. He also had one interception. By contrast he had 24 yards rushing on two attempts. Caldwell dropped his second pass in the second quarter. Three drops, four Flutie incompletions where he was at fault. Running the two minute drill, Flutie completed two passes, more than he did all day. At half, Flutie had 41 yards rushing, and 22 yards passing. Flutie ended the day going 16–34 for 213 yards with two touchdowns (one against the prevent defense with a minute to go that spanned 84 yards), two interceptions and a lost fumble. Flutie has lost 12 of his last 13 starts.
Steve Christie was 0-2 in the first half, missing field goals from 40 and 48. He hit from 21 yards out in the third quarter.
Marty Schottenheimer broke his headset when he threw it to the ground after Tony Gonzalez scored his second touchdown of the game. He went the rest of the game without a headset. Marty Schottenheimer has now endured his first 10 loss season in 18 years as a Head Coach. The Chargers still have four games to go.
Priest Holmes scored his 16 touchdown of the year in the first quarter. His 17th came in the second quarter. Holmes set an all-time record with the Chiefs scoring his 45th and 46th rushing touchdowns with Kansas City to bypass Marcus Allen (44) for the all-time lead in Chiefs history.
The following Chargers were declared inactive prior to Sunday's game: cornerback Tony Okanlawon, linebacker Matt Wilhelm, guard Michael Keathley, guard David Brandt, guard Kris Dielman, defensive tackle Jacques Cesaire, tight end Stephen Alexander and wide receiver Grant Mattos.
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