KANSAS CITY (1-6) At SAN DIEGO (3-4)
Thursday, 8:20 p.m., NFL Network
OPENING LINE - Chargers by 8 1/2
RECORD VS. SPREAD - Kansas City 2-5; San Diego 3-4
SERIES RECORD - Tied 52-52-1
AP PRO32 RANKING - Chiefs No. 32; Chargers No. 22
LAST MEETING - Chargers beat Chiefs 37-20, Sept. 30
LAST WEEK - Kansas City lost to Oakland 26-16; San Diego lost to Cleveland 7-6
CHIEFS OFFENSE - OVERALL (12), RUSH (3), PASS (22)
CHIEFS DEFENSE - OVERALL (18), RUSH (23), PASS (11)
CHARGERS OFFENSE - OVERALL (25), RUSH (20), PASS (21)
CHARGERS DEFENSE - OVERALL (10), RUSH (2), PASS (21)
STREAKS, STATS AND NOTES - Several corporate sponsors stepped up to save Chargers embarrassment of having game blacked out on local TV. NFL Network began showing Thursday night games in 2006 and has never had one blacked out. ... Chiefs have lost four straight. ... Chargers have lost three straight. ... San Diego hasn't scored touchdown in six quarters. ... Embattled San Diego coach Norv Turner is 110-117-1 overall in head coaching stops with Washington, Oakland and San Diego. ... Kansas City first team since at least 1940 to go through first seven games without holding lead in regulation, according to STATS LLC. Its only win came when Ryan Succop kicked winning field goal against Saints in overtime. ... Chiefs last in NFL with minus-18 turnover differential, with 25 turnovers and only seven takeaways. ... Chargers' three wins have come against teams with combined record of 7-15, including Chiefs. ... Matt Cassel will start at quarterback for Chiefs because Brady Quinn has not been cleared to practice due to concussion. ... Chiefs WR Dwayne Bowe needs seven receptions to become fourth player in franchise annals to reach 400 for career. ... Chargers trying for fifth straight win against Chiefs at home ... San Diego QB Philip Rivers 5-1 at home vs. Chiefs. ... TE Antonio Gates (78) trails only Hall of Famer Lance Alworth (81) for most receiving TDs in team history.
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