Chiefs bring the big man for score
SAN DIEGO — Things are going so well now for the Chiefs that they have a 346-pound defensive tackle leaping over the pile into the end zone.
Big Dontari Poe scored a 1-yard touchdown on fourth down and linebacker Justin Houston intercepted Philip Rivers and returned it 17 yards for a touchdown as Kansas City embarrassed free-falling San Diego.
With Alex Smith winning in his hometown, the Chiefs won their fourth straight game following a five-game losing streak. The Chargers lost their sixth straight.
The Chiefs brought some defensive heat, even on offense.
After Charcandrick West was stuffed from the 1-yard line on third down on the Chiefs' second possession, they went on fourth down, this time giving the ball to Poe. He got air and went in for his first NFL TD.
"I smelled the end zone, man," he said. "At that point you've got to do whatever you need to get in there." Poe is the heaviest NFL player to score an offensive touchdown, according to STATS.