Morning Dump

By Ernie Padaon

Should we call it the morning hangover this morning? How many people still feel like they want to vomit after that performance. That’s a new way to lose the game!

Enjoy your dump:

San Diego Chargers running back Curtis Brinkley(notes) couldn’t have been happy with his team’s heartbreaking 23-20 overtime loss to the Kansas City Chiefs on Monday night, but in the grand scheme of things, you’d forgive him if he’s got his priorities in perspective past just one loss — he should be happy just to be on the field. Brinkley’s 10-carry, 43-yard evening, in which he scored a touchdown and kept the Chargers in the game after starting halfback Ryan Mathews(notes) got hurt, was just gravy.

Who is Chargers running back Curtis Brinkley? He appeared in the fourth quarter, after Ryan Mathews left the game with an injury. He appeared unstoppable.

Ryan Mathews suffered a groin injury in the fourth quarter of Monday’s loss to the Chargers. The severity is not yet known, but it was enough to prevent him from returning to the game. His final play was a 14-yard reception with nine minutes left in regulation.

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – The season’s first three weeks are just an ugly memory. The Kansas City Chiefs are surging, owners of their longest winning streak in almost seven years.

Succop knocked through a 30-yard field goal in overtime Monday night, giving the Chiefs a 23-20 win over the San Diego Chargers and moving them into an improbable tie atop the AFC West.

No one beat the San Diego Chargers worse in 2010 than the San Diego Chargers. And in an ugly 23-20 overtime loss in Kansas City on Monday, many of the problems that have plagued San Diego during Norv Turner’s tenure emerged in typically ugly fashion.

A concussion and subsequent seizure suffered Oct. 23rd by San Diego Chargers Pro Bowl guard Kris Dielman will be the subject of intensive discussion when the NFL and NFL Players Association’s Joint Committee on Player Safety and Welfare meets in New York on Tuesday. Dielman was injured early in the fourth quarter when he collided with New York Jets linebacker Calvin Pace. Immediately following the play, Dielman wobbled and appeared disoriented but remained in the game.