Philip Rivers momentarily silenced his critics by throwing three touchdowns as the host Chargers rolled to a 32-14 win over the Ravens. Antonio Gates had six receptions for 105 yards and a pair of touchdowns. ... Kansas City rookie Kolby Smith rushed for 150 yards and a pair of touchdowns in his first NFL start, but it wasn't enough as the visiting Raiders snapped a nine-game losing streak to the Chiefs, 20-17.
LaDainian Tomlinson vs. the Chiefs rushing defense. LT rushed for more than 100 yards in the first half of the team's previous meeting, but was seldom used in the second half despite the Chargers holding a 10-point lead. Coach Norv Turner took a lot of criticism for basically ignoring LT in that game, so expect to see a healthy dose of the Chargers star running back either on the ground or on short passes out of the backfield. The Chiefs rank 18th in rushing defense, allowing 109-yards-per-game. Justin Fargas became the first Raiders running back to surpass 100 rushing yards (139) at Kansas City since 1978 last week.