KANSAS CITY, MO - DECEMBER 13: Los Angeles Chargers tight end Virgil Green (88) celebrates after the NFL AFC West game against the Kansas City Chiefs on December 13, 2018 at Arrowhead Stadium in Kansas City, Missouri. (Photo by William Purnell/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)

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Chargers Make Case as Super Bowl Contender With Last-Second Win Over Chiefs

Los Angeles beats Kansas City 29-28 and now shares the best record in the AFC.

With their win on Thursday Night Football over the Kansas City Chiefs, the Los Angeles Chargers stated, loudly, their case as a Super Bowl contender.

One of the NFL’s most entertaining teams, the Chargers were finally able to overcome the mistakes that commonly plague them and win a tight game on the road.

Los Angeles was trailing 28-14 when they got a touchdown run from Justin Jackson with 3:49 left to go. Then, after the Chiefs failed to establish a drive, Chargers quarterback Philip Rivers led his team for a touchdown. 

Trailing by a point with the option to kick a game-tying extra point, Chargers head coach Anthony Lynn made a gutsy call, electing to go for two. They got it and won the game 29-28.

Amazingly, L.A. was the first team since Minnesota in Week 15 of the 2002 season to win with a two-point conversion in the final 10 seconds of regulation.

The win brings the Chargers to 11-3, the same record as the Chiefs. Though Kansas City has the edge due to tiebreakers, both teams now have a legit shot at the No. 1 seed in the AFC and the inside track to making the Super Bowl.

“We didn’t come here to tie. We came here to win. So to me it was a no-brainer,” Lynn said.

Read the full story at The Associated Press