Chiefs Shock The Chargers On Monday Night Football 21-14
The new look Kansas City Chiefs looked like a potential playoff team in their opening game against an AFC power on a soggy night in Arrowhead Stadium.
Chiefs 2010 second-round pick Dexter McCluster returned a punt 94 yards for a touchdown and Kansas City used a last-minute defensive stand to put away a San Diego drive and held on for a season-opening 21-14 win at a renovated Arrowhead Stadium.
McCluster’s punt return was the longest in Chiefs history.
Chiefs 2010 third-round pick tight end Tony Moeaki scored on a two-yard touchdown pass putting Kansas City ahead 14-7.
Another young Chiefs player, 2008 third-round pick, Jamaal Charles broke off a 56-yard touchdown run to start the scoring off for Kansas City, who snapped a five-game skid against the Chargers.
In a losing effort, Chargers quarterback Phillip Rivers went 22-of-39 for 298 yards and two touchdowns.
San Diego’s replacement for LaDainian Tomlinson, 2010 first-round pick Ryan Mathews, finished the game with 75 yards rushing on 19 carries.