SAN DIEGO – Several corporate sponsors stepped up to help save the San Diego Chargers the embarrassment of having Thursday night’s NFL Network game against the Kansas City Chiefs blacked out on local TV.
Fail to the Chiefs: Their team a laughingstock, Chiefs fans are wearing paper bags and paying for banners to be flown over Arrowhead Stadium urging owner Clark Hunt to fire general manager Scott Pioli, who acquired most of the players on the roster. At historic rates, the Chiefs are losing the football and failing to take leads. They’ve lost 12 fumbles and thrown 13 interceptions, giving them the most turnovers (25) through seven games since the Saints in 1997. They’ve not yet led in regulation, the longest streak through seven games since 1940. In all but one game, the Chiefs have trailed by 17 points.
Recap: You have any fancy words for awful? Things are really, really bad for the Chargers. They have lost three straight games and losing to an outfit like the Browns shows how dire things are for the 3-4 Chargers. They are still very much in the thick of the AFC West race, but this team doesn’t have a lot to be excited about right now.