Quick Take: Chargers (6-5) at Chiefs (4-7)

Last meeting
The Chiefs scored 24-unanswered points in the second half to beat the host Chargers, 30-16, in Week 4. Damon Huard threw for 284 yards and a pair of touchdown passes, including a 51-yard strike to rookie receiver Dwayne Bowe.

The Chiefs have won three of the past four games, and lead the all-time series, 50-43-1.

Last week
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.

At stake
This is a must-win game for the Chiefs is they have any hope of winning the division. The Chargers are currently in first place of the AFC West, one game ahead of the Broncos, and two games ahead of the Chiefs.

Key matchup:
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.

Did you know?
Turner is 0-6 against the Chiefs, going back to his ill-fated coaching stints with the Raiders and Redskins. ... Three of the Chiefs next four games are on the road.

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