Chargers grateful to take Chiefs' gifts
KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Norv Turner was asked whether he could remember facing a more generous opponent, and the Chargers coach sifted through more than three decades worth of memories in vain.
"I can't," Turner said finally. "I'm sure we have at some point."
San Diego forced six turnovers, five in the first half, to roll past the Chiefs. Philip Rivers threw for 209 yards and two touchdowns and Jackie Battle burned his former team with touchdowns rushing and receiving.
Matt Cassel threw for 251 yards and two touchdowns for the Chiefs, but had three first-half interceptions. Jamaal Charles had touchdowns rushing and receiving but also fumbled twice.
The Chiefs have been outscored 41-6 in the first quarter this season.
"It was a total team effort, basically, in not playing very well," Chiefs coach Romeo Crennel said. "It was bad football."