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Chargers...24 Chiefs...10

December 03, 2007|From the Associated Press

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Norv Turner finally found a way to beat Kansas City.

All it took was two touchdowns and 177 yards rushing by LaDainian Tomlinson and eight sacks by the defense. Toss in Philip Rivers' 38-yard touchdown pass and the San Diego Chargers waltzed away with a 24-10 victory, making their coach 1-6 lifetime against the Chiefs.

Since a 30-16 loss to the Chiefs plunged them to 1-3 on Sept. 30 and triggered an outcry against Turner, the Chargers (7-5) have gone on a 6-2 spree and seized the lead in the AFC West.

The Chiefs (4-8) have lost six of eight and five in a row and could be on the brink of their worst season in two decades.

Shawne Merriman had three of the eight sacks, which broke the Chiefs' record of seven allowed in a game. The Chargers also had three interceptions, two off Damon Huard and one off Tyler Thigpen, the third-team quarterback who entered late in the fourth quarter when Huard injured his hand.

Quoteworthy: "We know we control our own destiny, but I wouldn't say we're breathing easier." -- Philip Rivers, Chargers quarterback

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