KC Chiefs: Top 5 Regular Season Games In Team History

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Mandatory Credit: John Rieger-USA TODAY Sports

NUMBER 5: Phireworks Caused The Phumble

Game: Chiefs vs Chargers, Week 8

Date: October 31st, 2011

It was Halloween night and the Chiefs were hosting the San Diego Chargers on Monday Night Football with first place in the division on the line.

Kansas City started the season 0-3 but, was in the midst of winning four in a row and became the first team in NFL history to lose its first three games and share at least part of a division lead after four more. Pretty crazy. 

The Chiefs struck first with Ryan Succops 36 yard attempt, Cheifs lead 3-0. After a Phillip Rivers interception that was caught by Derrick Johnson, the Chiefs were able to capitalize.

With the ball at the Chargers 39, Cassel dropped back to pass and saw Jonathan Baldwinstreaking for the end zone. The wide receiver out-jumped fellow rookie Marcus Gilchrist for his first career touchdown catch, giving the Chiefs a 10-0 lead.

The Chargers were only able to get on the board with a Nick Novak field goal midway through the second quarter and he missed on another late quarter attempt. With the second half expiring, the Chiefs connected on another Succop field goal, giving them the 13-3 halftime advantage.

The third quarter proved to be a tough one for the Kansas City offense, as they were held to two three-and-outs and Cassel threw an interception for the second time in the game. Matter of fact, the Chiefs offense was so bad that they only managed 44 yards of offense in the second and third quarters combined.

Novak connected on three straight field goals, cutting into the Chiefs lead and putting the score at 13-12.

Kansas City FINALLY got the offense going, putting together a 10 play drive that ended with a Jackie Battle diving touchdown, giving the Chiefs a 20-12 advantage. It didn’t last long.

The Chargers answered with a 2 yard touchdown run from Curtis Brinkley (who??). The Chargers then went for the two point conversion and got it, which tied the game, 20-20.

Here’s where the fun begins. The Chargers were driving, converting on a couple third downs and burning the Chiefs timeouts. With time expiring, the Chargers were set up in game winning field goal range and the life was slowly being sucked out of Arrowhead stadium.

With the clocked stopped for the last time, Phillip Rivers lined up under center and suddenly, fire works exploded from the Arrowhead parking lot. Attention was payed to it for a brief second before Rivers pulled out early from under center and fumbled the snap!

Andy Studebaker came up with the recovery and the Chiefs were back in business! Arrowhead stadium erupted into a roar that I’ve never heard before. The game went into over time and the Chiefs finished them off with a Ryan Succop field goal making it a final score of 23-20.

It was an insane game with an even more insane finish. This game definitely belongs on my list.