It’s been a banner year for the Chiefs against their division.
Last week’s victory at Oakland meant the Chiefs won all of their AFC West road games for the first time since 1995. Sunday’s triumph over the Chargers gives the Chiefs a 4-1 record in the division and clinches a winning record against their most familiar foes for the first time since 2006.
The Chiefs finish the regular season against a division foe when they play host to the Raiders on Jan. 3.
Andy Reid and win streaks
Andy Reid is the only coach in Chiefs history to own multiple winning streaks of at least seven games. Sunday’s 10-3 victory over the Chargers was the team’s seventh straight, and in 2013 the Chiefs started the season 9-0.
Nine is the team record for a winning streak, also accomplished in 2003.
Hey, that’s my fault
Long snapper James Winchester accepted responsibility for kicker Cairo Santos’ missed field goal at the start of the third quarter. The 46-yard attempt, which sort of fluttered through the air and fell short of the uprights, would have given the Chiefs a 13-0 lead.
“It was on me,” Winchester said. “Just released (the snap) a little bit low.”
Offensive guard Jeff Allen was listed among the inactives for Sunday’s game. Allen started last week at Oakland but played only seven snaps after re-injuring an ankle.
Zach Fulton, who started at center while Mitch Morse recovered from a concussion, started at left guard with Morse back in the lineup.
Also inactive: linebacker Justin Houston, wide receiver De’Anthony Thomas, quarterback Aaron Murray, safety Husain Abdullah, defensive end Mike DeVito and defensive lineman Rakeem Nunez-Roches.
Inactive for the Chargers: quarterback Brad Sorenson, wide receivers Stevie Johnson and Dontrelle Inman, cornerback Greg Ducre, inside linebacker Kavell Conner, offensive lineman D.J. Fluker and nose tackle Sean Lissemore.
▪ Chiefs running back Spencer Ware left the game in the second quarter with an injury to his ribs. He returned to the game and carried the ball again in the third quarter.
▪ The Chiefs’ started their seventh different offensive line this season with left tackle Eric Fisher, left guard Fulton, center Mitch Morse, right guard Laurent Duvernay-Tardif and right tackle Jah Reid.
▪ The Chiefs’ captains were Fulton and outside linebackers Dee Ford and Dezman Moses. All three were first-time captains this season.
The Star’s Terez A. Paylor contributed to this story