Nose tackle Dontari Poe’s 1-yard scoring plunge in the first quarter marked the eighth time a Chiefs defensive player scored an offensive touchdown. He’s the first since cornerback Javier Arenas scored on a 7-yard run against the Raiders in 2011.
TD and opponent
DB Dale Carter
46 catch at Seattle
Sept. 15, 1996
DE Jared Allen
2 catch vs. San Diego
Dec. 2, 2007
DE Jared Allen
1 catch at Detroit
Dec. 23, 2007
LB Mike Vrabel
1 catch vs. Dallas
Oct. 11, 2009
LB Mike Vrabel
2 catch at Houston
Oct. 17, 2010
DT Shaun Smith
1 run at Seattle
Nov. 28, 2010
CB Javier Arenas
7 run at Oakland
Oct. 23, 2011
DT Dontari Poe
1 run at San Diego
Nov. 22, 2015
Chiefs miss first extra point in decade
On Oct. 22, 2006, Chiefs kicker Lawrence Tynes missed an extra point. The Chiefs had not missed one since then … until Sunday.
Cairo Santos missed his kick after the Chiefs’ Dontari Poe scored his first career touchdown on a 1-yard run. Santos made the extra point, but Travis Kelce was flagged for illegal use of hands. That pushed Santos back 10 yards and made it a 43-yard attempt. No good, and the Chiefs’ lead stood at 6-0.
Expanded winning margin
The Chiefs’ 33-3 margin was the biggest over the Chargers in San Diego since the AFL days. The Chiefs won 40-3 on Dec. 8, 1968, in the second year of what is today known as Qualcomm Stadium. It was the largest victory margin over the Chargers since a 42-10 triumph in 2000.
De’Anthony Thomas left the game in the first quarter after being the recipient of what appeared to be a head-to-head hit on an end-around. The team announced he was being evaluated for a concussion.
Thomas is the Chiefs’ No. 1 kick returner and punt returner. In his absence, Jeremy Maclin returned punts while Chris Conley returned kicks. Maclin returned two punts for 13 yards.
“He didn’t pass (the protocol) so he couldn’t come back in,” Chiefs coach Andy Reid said.
▪ Running back Charcandrick West left the game in the second half because of a hamstring strain. Reid said that it’s a “day-to-day thing.”
▪ Maclin left the game briefly in the third quarter after receiving what appeared to be a helmet-to-helmet hit from Chargers safety Jahleel Addae. He returned to action after clearing concussion protocol, however.
Rivers passes Fouts
In the second quarter, quarterback Philip Rivers passed Chargers great Dan Fouts for the most completions in franchise history. Fouts’ career mark of 3,297 completions is now second. River had 19 completions and has 3,313 in his career.
Dee Ford listed as inactive
Chiefs linebacker Dee Ford injured his back in pregame warm-ups and was a scratch for Sunday’s game.
Joining Ford on the inactive list were offensive guard Ben Grubbs, defensive lineman Allen Bailey, quarterback Aaron Murray, running back Knile Davis, linebacker Ramik Wilson and defensive tackle David King, who was claimed off waivers from Seattle earlier this week.
Inactive for the Chargers: defensive back Adrien Phillips, cornerback Greg Ducre, linebacker Kavell Conner, defensive lineman Damion Square, offensive lineman Tyreek Burwell, wide receiver Malcom Floyd and linebacker Cardarro Law.
The Chargers signed wide receiver Tyrell Williams, a rookie from Western Oregon, from their practice squad on Saturday. To make room for Williams, the Chargers waived tight end Sean McGrath, a former Chief.
“Ford had back spasms pregame and couldn’t go,” Reid said. “We’ve got to get an MRI on his disk. He had that in college so we’ll just see where he’s at with that. For him not to play, this kid loves to play the game, so it’s an unfortunate thing.”
▪ The Chiefs trotted out the same starting offensive line — left tackle Eric Fisher, left guard Jeff Allen, center Mitch Morse, right guard Laurent Duvernay-Tardif and right tackle Jah Reid — for the third straight game.
▪ The Chiefs’ captains were inside linebacker Josh Mauga, defensive end Mike DeVito and Duvernay-Tardif. This is each player’s first time as a captain this season.