QB Trent Green saw his string of 100-point passer ratings end at four when he threw two interceptions -- one on his first play from scrimmage -- and compiled a mere 65.3 rating in the 28-24 win over San Diego. Green still managed to throw two touchdown passes to Tony Gonzalez, but he also threw a third-down interception that killed a KC drive that reached a first-and-goal at the 2 after the Chargers closed the score to a tense 21-17 late in the third quarter.
TE Tony Gonzalez's two touchdown game against San Diego marked something of a makeup game for the many times he has complained about being held without getting a call. Against the Chargers Gonzalez was shown clearly holding friend and former teammate Donnie Edwards as Priest Holmes turned Gonzalez's corner for a first quarter TD.
"Hey, it's the NFL," Gonzalez said. "A lot of times they don't call it when I'm held. But I think I was lucky to get away with that one." Later in the first half, Gonzalez ran the wrong pattern on a gold zone play, but still worked open for a 7-yard TD pass.
Then in the fourth he saw fellow tight end Jason Dunn pick off the corner assigned to cover him and broke clean for the 3-yard TD pass that restored the Chiefs' lead to 28-17 with 6:28 remaining.
RB Priest Holmes' two touchdowns in the win over the Chargers ran his KC rushing TD count to 46, breaking Marcus Allen's team record of 44. More impressive, it was Holmes' 17th rushing TD of the year, which is more than any other NFL team.
SS Greg Wesley made two huge defensive plays to preserve Kansas City's 28-24 victory over the Chargers. The first came when he stopped LaDainian Tomlinson from scoring after a 55-yard bolt. The Chargers later scored on the drive, however, to close to 21-17 with 18 1/2 minutes remaining.
But with the Chargers at the KC 18 and trying to come back from a 28-17 deficit, Wesley tipped a Doug Flutie throw to the end zone and hauled in the interception that killed the Chargers drive with 4:07 remaining.
QUOTE TO NOTE
"I kept looking at the scoreboard thinking, 'Oh no, let's not do this again.' " -- TE Tony Gonzalez, remembering how the Chargers rallied from a 10-point fourth-quarter deficit to win by one a year ago, as he watched San Diego close a 21-7 halftime deficit to 21-17 with 18 1/2 minutes left to play.