Chargers drop season opener to Chiefs in overtime

In their first three drives with receiver Keenan Allen in the game - before he suffered what is believed to be a tear of his anterior cruciate ligament, which would end his season early for the third straight year - the Chargers scored three touchdowns.

By the time Smith reached his feet, the Chiefs had flooded onto the field to celebrate.

"They kind of did the switch-a-rooney on us", Reid explained.

On offense, pass protection was an issue, and marquee Chiefs receivers Jeremy Maclin and Travis Kelce were getting smothered in coverage.

What do you think of the Kansas City Chiefs' comeback? Dontari Poe, Jaye Howard and Allen Bailey failed to make a big impact on the game, especially in passing downs.

Everything changed in the fourth quarter. Chiefs players were among those who tried to show solidarity with the ideas professed by San Francisco quarterback Colin Kaepernick over the last few weeks. The Chiefs' coverage units did a nice job, however, so it's hard to take much away here.

Kansas City kicked a field goal to bring the game within a touchdown with just over three minutes remaining, but with so little time left on the clock, their win probability was just 3.1 percent.

San Diego also could bring in an experienced veteran like James Jones into the fold.

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Both teams may enter at less than 100%, but the Chiefs superior depth, better coaching staff and the famous Arrowhead Stadium crowd all adds up to a Kansas City Chiefs win on Sunday. Defensively, Kansas City is allowing 27 points and 388 yards per game. He had six catches for 63 yards and drew two penalties against Peters before suffering the injury on the first play after the 2-minute warning in the first half. Chiefs are expected to miss RB Jamaal Charles this week, but the team's depth at several offensive positions including running back will be evident in this division matchup.

San Diego Chargers linebacker Jatavis Brown (57) blocks a throw by Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Alex Smith (11) during the first half of an NFL football game in Kansas City, Mo., Sunday, Sept. 11, 2016. "That's what made me more excited about the situation, because I never got to see him so "turnt" up like that". The veteran wide receiver was signed by the Chargers at the beginning of August, but he was released at the end of the month when San Diego needed to cut down to the maximum number of players.

Eric Kendricks returned an interception 77 yards for a touchdown late in the third quarter, and Danielle Hunter scored a 24-yard TD off a fumble return as Minnesota won in Nasvhille.

GIANTS 29, COWBOYS 19: Eli Manning threw for three touchdowns, including the go-ahead score to Victor Cruz in his first game in almost two years, and NY won in Arlington, Texas.

In Seattle, rookie running back C.J. Prosise sprained one of his wrists in the first half and wore a protective cast on the sideline, Seahawks coach Pete Carroll said. Before Bosa could take the field, he suffered a leg injury in practice and has been hobbled this week as the team gets ready to open the season. A lot can happen in just one game with a limited sample of carries, but that type of efficiency is remarkable.

The Bills led the league in rushing last season, but managed just 65 yards on the ground. He had just six targets, all of which went for receptions, but just five receiving yards. Ware continued his preseason knack for catching passes, as he caught seven passes for 129 yards, including a 45-yarder.

Running backs Jalen Richard and Spencer Ware and tight end Jack Doyle highlighted an opening Sunday for fantasy football that had far less chaos and surprise than previous opening weekends.

  • Lawrence Cooper