Chargers–Chiefs rivalry

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Chargers–Chiefs rivalry
Los Angeles Chargers wordmark.svg
Los Angeles Chargers
Kansas City Chiefs wordmark.svg
Kansas City Chiefs
First meetingSeptember 10, 1960
Chargers 21, Texans 20
Latest meetingDecember 13, 2018
Chargers 29, Chiefs 28
Next meetingTBD (2019 NFL season)
Statistics
Meetings total118 (including the playoffs)
All-time seriesChiefs lead 61–56–1 (including the playoffs)
Postseason resultsChargers lead 1–0
  • January 2, 1993:
    Chargers 17, Chiefs 0
Largest victoryChargers: 31–0 (2010); Chiefs: 49–6 (1964)
Longest win streakChargers: 6 (1979–1981);
Chiefs: 9 (2014–2018)
Current win streakChargers: 1 win
(2018–present)
Championship success
AFL Championships (4) (1960–1969)

Super Bowl Championships (1)

AFL Western Division Championships (7)
(1960–1969)

AFC West Divisional Championships (18)

AFC Wild Card Berths (11) (1970–present)

Super Bowl Appearances (3)

The Chargers–Chiefs rivalry is an American football rivalry between the National Football League (NFL)'s Los Angeles Chargers and Kansas City Chiefs. Since the American Football League (AFL) was established in 1960, the Chargers and the Chiefs have shared the same division, first being the AFL Western Conference, and since the AFL–NFL merger, the American Football Conference (AFC) West.

Game results[edit]

Chargers' victory Chiefs' victory Tie Postseason meeting

Note: All game dates occur on Sunday unless indicated otherwise.
Source: Pro-Football-Reference.[1]

1960s (Chiefs 10–9–1)[edit]

Year Date Winner Result Loser Location Series
1960[b][c] September 10 (Sat.) Los Angeles Chargers 21–20 Dallas Texans Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum 1–0 LAC
September 25 Dallas Texans 17–0 Los Angeles Chargers Dallas (Cotton Bowl) 1–1
1961[c] September 10 San Diego Chargers 26–10 Dallas Texans Dallas (Cotton Bowl) 2–1 SD
November 19 San Diego Chargers 24–14 Dallas Texans San Diego 3–1 SD
1962[c] October 7 San Diego Chargers 32–28 Dallas Texans San Diego 4–1 SD
December 16 Dallas Texans 26–17 San Diego Chargers Dallas (Cotton Bowl) 4–2 SD
1963 September 29 San Diego Chargers 24–10 Kansas City Chiefs San Diego 5–2 SD
October 20 San Diego Chargers 38–17 Kansas City Chiefs Kansas City 6–2 SD
1964 November 15 San Diego Chargers 28–14 Kansas City Chiefs Kansas City 7–2 SD
December 13 Kansas City Chiefs 49–6 San Diego Chargers San Diego 7–3 SD
1965 September 26 10–10 San Diego 7–3–1 SD
November 14 Kansas City Chiefs 31–7 Kansas City Chiefs Kansas City 7–4–1 SD
1966 November 6 Kansas City Chiefs 24–14 San Diego Chargers Kansas City 7–5–1 SD
December 18 Kansas City Chiefs 27–17 San Diego Chargers San Diego 7–6–1 SD
1967 October 15 San Diego Chargers 45–31 Kansas City Chiefs San Diego 8–6–1 SD
November 19 San Diego Chargers 17–16 Kansas City Chiefs Kansas City 9–6–1 SD
1968 October 27 Kansas City Chiefs 27–20 San Diego Chargers Kansas City 9–7–1 SD
December 8 Kansas City Chiefs 40–3 San Diego Chargers San Diego 9–8–1 SD
1969 September 14 Kansas City Chiefs 27–9 San Diego Chargers San Diego 9–9–1
November 9 Kansas City Chiefs 27–3 San Diego Chargers Kansas City 10–9–1 KC

1970s (tied 10–10)[edit]

Year Date Winner Result Loser Location Series
1970 November 29 Kansas City Chiefs 26–14 San Diego Chargers Kansas City 11–9–1 KC
December 20 San Diego Chargers 31–13 Kansas City Chiefs San Diego 11–10–1 KC
1971 September 19 San Diego Chargers 21–14 Kansas City Chiefs San Diego 11–11–1
October 10 Kansas City Chiefs 31–10 San Diego Chargers Kansas City 12–11–1 KC
1972 October 29 Kansas City Chiefs 26–14 San Diego Chargers San Diego 13–11–1 KC
November 19 San Diego Chargers 27–17 Kansas City Chiefs Kansas City 13–12–1 KC
1973 November 4 Kansas City Chiefs 19–0 San Diego Chargers San Diego 14–12–1 KC
December 16 Kansas City Chiefs 33–6 San Diego Chargers Kansas City 15–12–1 KC
1974 October 27 Kansas City Chiefs 24–14 San Diego Chargers San Diego 16–12–1 KC
November 10 San Diego Chargers 14–7 Kansas City Chiefs Kansas City 16–13–1 KC
1975 October 19 Kansas City Chiefs 12–10 San Diego Chargers San Diego 17–13–1 KC
December 7 San Diego Chargers 28–20 Kansas City Chiefs Kansas City 17–14–1 KC
1976 September 12 San Diego Chargers 30–16 Kansas City Chiefs Kansas City 17–15–1 KC
November 28 Kansas City Chiefs 23–20 San Diego Chargers San Diego 18–15–1 KC
1977 September 25 San Diego Chargers 23–7 Kansas City Chiefs Kansas City 18–16–1 KC
October 23 Kansas City Chiefs 21–16 Kansas City Chiefs San Diego 19–16–1 KC
1978 November 12 San Diego Chargers 29–23 (OT) Kansas City Chiefs San Diego 19–17–1 KC
November 26 Kansas City Chiefs 23–0 San Diego Chargers Kansas City 20–17–1 KC
1979 November 4 San Diego Chargers 20–14 Kansas City Chiefs Kansas City 20–18–1 KC
November 25 San Diego Chargers 28–7 Kansas City Chiefs San Diego 20–19–1 KC

1980s (Chargers 12–7)[edit]

Year Date Winner Result Loser Location Series
1980 September 28 San Diego Chargers 24–7 Kansas City Chiefs Kansas City 20–20–1
November 16 San Diego Chargers 20–7 Kansas City Chiefs San Diego 21–20–1 SD
1981 September 20 San Diego Chargers 42–31 Kansas City Chiefs Kansas City 22–20–1 SD
November 1 San Diego Chargers 22–20 Kansas City Chiefs San Diego 23–20–1 SD
1982[d] September 19 Kansas City Chiefs 19–12 San Diego Chargers Kansas City 23–21–1 SD
1983 September 12 (Mon.) San Diego Chargers 17–14 Kansas City Chiefs Kansas City 24–21–1 SD
December 11 San Diego Chargers 41–38 Kansas City Chiefs San Diego 25–21–1 SD
1984 October 14 Kansas City Chiefs 31–13 San Diego Chargers Kansas City 25–22–1 SD
December 16 Kansas City Chiefs 42–21 San Diego Chargers San Diego 25–23–1 SD
1985 October 13 San Diego Chargers 31–20 Kansas City Chiefs San Diego 26–23–1 SD
December 22 Kansas City Chiefs 38–34 San Diego Chargers Kansas City 26–24–1 SD
1986 October 19 Kansas City Chiefs 42–41 San Diego Chargers Kansas City 26–25–1 SD
November 2 Kansas City Chiefs 24–23 San Diego Chargers San Diego 26–26–1
1987 September 13 Kansas City Chiefs 20–13 San Diego Chargers Kansas City 27–26–1 KC
October 25 San Diego Chargers 42–21 Kansas City Chiefs San Diego 27–27–1
1988 September 25 San Diego Chargers 24–23 Kansas City Chiefs Kansas City 28–27–1 SD
December 18 San Diego Chargers 24–13 Kansas City Chiefs San Diego 29–27–1 SD
1989 September 24 San Diego Chargers 21–6 Kansas City Chiefs San Diego 30–27–1 SD
December 17 San Diego Chargers 20–13 Kansas City Chiefs Kansas City 31–27–1 SD

1990s (Chiefs 14–7)[edit]

Year Date Winner Result Loser Location Series
1990 November 18 Kansas City Chiefs 27–10 San Diego Chargers Kansas City 31–28–1 SD
December 23 Kansas City Chiefs 24–21 San Diego Chargers San Diego 31–29–1 SD
1991 September 29 Kansas City Chiefs 14–13 San Diego Chargers San Diego 31–30–1 SD
December 8 Kansas City Chiefs 20–17 (OT) San Diego Chargers Kansas City 31–31–1
1992 September 6 Kansas City Chiefs 24–10 San Diego Chargers San Diego 32–31–1 KC
November 8 Kansas City Chiefs 16–14 San Diego Chargers Kansas City 33–31–1 KC
January 2, 1993 (Sat.) San Diego Chargers 17–0 Kansas City Chiefs San Diego 33–32–1 KC
1993 October 17 Kansas City Chiefs 17–14 Kansas City Chiefs San Diego 34–32–1 KC
December 19 Kansas City Chiefs 28–24 San Diego Chargers Kansas City 35–32–1 KC
1994 October 9 San Diego Chargers 20–6 Kansas City Chiefs San Diego 35–33–1 KC
November 13 San Diego Chargers 24–17 Kansas City Chiefs Kansas City 35–34–1 KC
1995 October 9 (Mon.) Kansas City Chiefs 29–23 (OT) San Diego Chargers Kansas City 36–34–1 KC
November 12 Kansas City Chiefs 22–7 Kansas City Chiefs San Diego 37–34–1 KC
1996 September 29 San Diego Chargers 22–19 Kansas City Chiefs San Diego 37–35–1 KC
November 4 San Diego Chargers 28–14 Kansas City Chiefs Kansas City 37–36–1 KC
1997 October 16 (Thur.) Kansas City Chiefs 31–3 San Diego Chargers Kansas City 38–36–1 KC
December 14 Kansas City Chiefs 29–7 San Diego Chargers San Diego 39–36–1 KC
1998 October 11 Kansas City Chiefs 23–7 San Diego Chargers Kansas City 40–36–1 KC
December 20 San Diego Chargers 38–37 Kansas City Chiefs San Diego 40–37–1 KC
1999 October 3 San Diego Chargers 28–9 Kansas City Chiefs San Diego 40–38–1 KC
October 31 Kansas City Chiefs 34–0 San Diego Chargers Kansas City 41–38–1 KC

2000s (Chargers 11–9)[edit]

Year Date Winner Result Loser Location Series
2000 September 17 Kansas City Chiefs 42–10 San Diego Chargers Kansas City 42–38–1 KC
November 26 San Diego Chargers 17–16 Kansas City Chiefs San Diego 42–39–1 KC
2001 November 4 Kansas City Chiefs 25–20 San Diego Chargers San Diego 43–39–1 KC
December 23 Kansas City Chiefs 20–17 San Diego Chargers Kansas City 44–39–1 KC
2002 October 13 San Diego Chargers 35–34 Kansas City Chiefs San Diego 44–40–1 KC
December 22 Kansas City Chiefs 24–22 San Diego Chargers Kansas City 45–40–1 KC
2003 September 7 Kansas City Chiefs 27–14 San Diego Chargers Kansas City 46–40–1 KC
November 30 Kansas City Chiefs 28–24 San Diego Chargers San Diego 47–40–1 KC
2004 November 28 San Diego Chargers 34–31 Kansas City Chiefs Kansas City 47–41–1 KC
January 2, 2005 San Diego Chargers 24–17 Kansas City Chiefs San Diego 47–42–1 KC
2005 October 30 San Diego Chargers 28–20 Kansas City Chiefs San Diego 47–43–1 KC
December 24 (Sat.) Kansas City Chiefs 20–7 San Diego Chargers Kansas City 48–43–1 KC
2006 October 22 Kansas City Chiefs 30–27 San Diego Chargers Kansas City 49–43–1 KC
December 17 San Diego Chargers 20–9 Kansas City Chiefs San Diego 49–44–1 KC
2007 September 30 Kansas City Chiefs 30–16 San Diego Chargers San Diego 50–44–1 KC
December 2 San Diego Chargers 24–10 Kansas City Chiefs Kansas City 50–45–1 KC
2008 November 9 San Diego Chargers 20–19 Kansas City Chiefs San Diego 50–46–1 KC
December 14 San Diego Chargers 22–21 Kansas City Chiefs Kansas City 50–47–1 KC
2009 October 25 San Diego Chargers 37–7 Kansas City Chiefs Kansas City 50–48–1 KC
November 29 San Diego Chargers 43–14 Kansas City Chiefs San Diego 50–49–1 KC

2010s (Chiefs 11–7)[edit]

Year Date Winner Result Loser Location Series
2010 September 13 (Mon.) Kansas City Chiefs 21–14 San Diego Chargers Kansas City 51–49–1 KC
December 12 San Diego Chargers 31–0 Kansas City Chiefs San Diego 51–50–1 KC
2011 September 25 San Diego Chargers 20–17 Kansas City Chiefs San Diego 51–51–1
October 31 (Mon.) Kansas City Chiefs 23–20 (OT) San Diego Chargers Kansas City 52–51–1 KC
2012 September 30 San Diego Chargers 37–20 Kansas City Chiefs Kansas City 52–52–1
November 1 (Thur.) San Diego Chargers 31–13 Kansas City Chiefs San Diego 53–52–1 SD
2013 November 24 San Diego Chargers 41–38 Kansas City Chiefs Kansas City 54–52–1 SD
December 29 San Diego Chargers 27–24 (OT) Kansas City Chiefs San Diego 55–52–1 SD
2014 October 19 Kansas City Chiefs 23–20 San Diego Chargers San Diego 55–53–1 SD
December 28 Kansas City Chiefs 19–7 San Diego Chargers Kansas City 55–54–1 SD
2015 November 22 Kansas City Chiefs 33–3 San Diego Chargers San Diego 55–55–1
December 13 Kansas City Chiefs 10–3 San Diego Chargers Kansas City 56–55–1 KC
2016 September 11 Kansas City Chiefs 33–27 (OT) San Diego Chargers Kansas City 57–55–1 KC
January 1, 2017 Kansas City Chiefs 37–27 San Diego Chargers San Diego 58–55–1 KC
2017[b] September 24 Kansas City Chiefs 24–10 Los Angeles Chargers Carson 59–55–1 KC
December 16 (Sat.) Kansas City Chiefs 30–13 Los Angeles Chargers Kansas City 60–55–1 KC
2018 September 9 Kansas City Chiefs 38–28 Los Angeles Chargers Carson 61–55–1 KC
December 13 (Thur.) Los Angeles Chargers 29–28 Kansas City Chiefs Kansas City 61–56–1 KC

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Since the 1970 AFL–NFL merger, the Chiefs have never won the AFC Championship.
  2. ^ a b The Chargers were known as the Los Angeles Chargers in 1960, and played their home games at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum during that season. After playing in San Diego from 1961–2016, the Chargers returned to Los Angeles in 2017, and are currently playing their home games at the StubHub Center in Carson, California.
  3. ^ a b c The Kansas City Chiefs were known as the Dallas Texans from 1960–62, and played their home games at the Cotton Bowl.
  4. ^ The Chargers and Chiefs met only once during the strike-shortened 1982 season.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Boxscore finder: San Diego Chargers vs Kansas City Chiefs". Pro-Football-Reference. June 16, 2014. Retrieved June 16, 2014.

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