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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.
Four seconds left on the clock…
Kick for the draw.
✌️-point conversion for the win.
— NFL UK (@NFLUK) December 14, 2018
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
"We didn't come here to tie. We came here to win." – @chargers head coach Anthony Lynn on the two-point conversion call
— NFL Network (@nflnetwork) December 14, 2018