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Late onside kick was possibility for Chiefs against Chargers

Chiefs special teams coordinator Dave Toub
Chiefs special teams coordinator Dave Toub

Special teams coordinator Dave Toub had the onside kick team ready to take the field with the Chiefs trailing by seven points and 3 minutes, 9 seconds left in regulation Sunday. Coach Andy Reid gave the order. Kick away.

The Chiefs did and got the ball back in plenty of time to score the game-tying touchdown on their way to an 33-27 overtime victory over San Diego.

“At the end of the game, that was a critical situation,” Toub said. “I actually had the onside kick team up in the huddle, and (coach Andy Reid) trumped it. He made a great decision by deciding to kick it deep and play defense.

“So we just banged the ball out of the back of the end zone and our defense stepped up and did a great job.”

Terez A. Paylor, the Chiefs beat writer for The Kansas City Star, analyzed the comments of Chiefs defensive coordinator Bob Sutton on Thursday at the Arrowhead practice facility in advance of Sunday's game at the Houston Texans.

Blair Kerkhoff: 816-234-4730, @BlairKerkhoff

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