Wide receiver Robert Meachem played in every game this season. He won’t Thursday.
Nose tackle Antonio Garay hadn’t been active this season. He is Thursday.
That’s just the start of it. The Chargers, in part due to mounting injuries, most notably at wide receiver, shook up the look of their game-day roster dramatically for Thursday night’s contest against the Chiefs
What it means: The Chargers showed they can hammer a bad team, and the Chiefs showed there is no reason to think they aren’t the 32nd-best team in the NFL. The Chargers are 4-4 and have ended a three-game losing streak. The Chiefs are 1-7, moving a step closer to the No. 1 overall draft pick and having to decide between Matt Barkley and Geno Smith.
With rumors swirling in San Diego this week that Chargers owner Dean Spanos would fire Turner if the team lost at home to the hapless Kansas City Chiefs, San Diego came through in a big way Thursday night in a 31-13 victory.