--QB Philip Rivers, who came in with an NFL-best 102.0 passer rating, threw for 346 yards -- more than any other QB in Week 15 -- plus two touchdowns to help the Chargers overcome an 18-point deficit and upend the Kansas City Chiefs, 22-21.
--Rivers registered his two touchdown throws in the final 80 seconds, hitting Malcom Floyd for 4 yards and Vincent Jackson for 10. Rivers is tied with former Charger QB Drew Brees for the NFL lead with 28 touchdown passes.
--Jackson continues to flourish in his role as the No. 1 receiver as he led the team with six catches for 89 yards and the game-winning touchdown. The score marks his seventh TD of the season, which is a new career-best. He is now just 60 yards shy of his first 1,000-yard campaign.
--Although TE Antonio Gates has failed to score a touchdown in the past five weeks, his longest drought since his rookie season, he aided the receiving game with seven receptions for 78 yards. It was a strong rebound game for Gates after being shut out in Week 14 against the Oakland Raiders.
--Chiefs kicker Connor Barth entered Sunday's game a perfect 9-for-9 on field goal attempts, but went 0-for-2 against the Chargers. This proved devastating for the Chiefs, who lost to the Chargers by one point for the second time in six weeks.
What Didn't Work
RB LaDainian Tomlinson
--The Bolts O-line failed to provide Rivers with a reliable wall as he was sacked three times for a loss of 20 yards. The heavy pressure also played a hand in San Diego turning the ball over three times. The Chiefs have a league-low nine sacks this season with five of them coming against the Chargers.
--The Bolts fumbled the ball four times, losing two of them. One of those was a sack-and-strip by DE Tamba Hali thanks to the aforementioned pressure.
--The Chargers continue to draw excessive penalties. San Diego was penalized 10 times for 83 yards, which is especially noteworthy in such a close game.
The Chargers will travel to Tampa Bay next week to play the Buccaneers (9-5) while the Denver Broncos (8-6) will host the Buffalo Bills (6-8). If the Chargers and Bills both win, San Diego will control its own destiny going into Week 17. If either game goes the other way, it's the end of the story for San Diego.