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Los Angeles Chargers: Detailing recent poor history against Kansas City

KANSAS CITY, MO - DECEMBER 16: Running back Kareem Hunt #27 of the Kansas City Chiefs celebrates with teammates in the endzone after scoring a touchdown during the game against the Los Angeles Chargers at Arrowhead Stadium on December 16, 2017 in Kansas City, Missouri. (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)
KANSAS CITY, MO - DECEMBER 16: Running back Kareem Hunt #27 of the Kansas City Chiefs celebrates with teammates in the endzone after scoring a touchdown during the game against the Los Angeles Chargers at Arrowhead Stadium on December 16, 2017 in Kansas City, Missouri. (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)
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KANSAS CITY, MO – SEPTEMBER 11: Running back Spencer Ware #32 of the Kansas City Chiefs attempts to break the tackle of inside linebacker Manti Te’o #50 of the San Diego Chargers during the fourth quarter of the game at Arrowhead Stadium on September 11, 2016 in Kansas City, Missouri. (Photo by Peter G Aiken/Getty Images)
KANSAS CITY, MO – SEPTEMBER 11: Running back Spencer Ware #32 of the Kansas City Chiefs attempts to break the tackle of inside linebacker Manti Te’o #50 of the San Diego Chargers during the fourth quarter of the game at Arrowhead Stadium on September 11, 2016 in Kansas City, Missouri. (Photo by Peter G Aiken/Getty Images)

Heartbreak in overtime

September 11, 2016: Chiefs 33, Chargers 27, OT: Just two years ago, the Chargers and Chiefs opened the season against each other. This game was in Arrowhead, and at halftime, the home crowd could do nothing but boo as the Chargers were dominant in taking a 21-3 lead into the locker room.

The second half provided a totally different story.

The Chargers were outscored 24-6 in the second half and with just over one minute to play, Ware scored on a 5-yard touchdown run to send the game into overtime.

The Chargers got the ball first in the extra frame, but could do nothing with it. The defense seemed like it was on roller skates, going backwards, when the Chiefs got the ball.

Smith, who finished with 363 yards passing in the game, led his team on a 10-play, 70-yard drive which was capped off by his own 2-yard touchdown run to seal the great come-from-behind win.

Chargers lose in a shootout

January 1, 2017: Chiefs 37, Chargers 27: This game saw a ton of scoring as both teams approached 400 yards of total offense in the game. The difference ended up being that Rivers threw one more interception than Smith.

Of course, this game was significant for another reason as it was, at least for now, the last NFL game played in San Diego.

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