December 24, 2014

SAN DIEGO (4-12) at KANSAS CITY (12-6)

Sunday, 1 p.m. EST, CBS

OPENING LINE - Chiefs by 6 1/2

SERIES RECORD - Chiefs lead series 56-55-1

LAST MEETING - Chiefs beat Chargers 10-3, Dec. 15, 2015

AP PRO32 RANKING - Chargers No. 30, Chiefs No. 8 (tie)

CHARGERS OFFENSE - OVERALL (9), RUSH (31), PASS (4)

CHARGERS DEFENSE - OVERALL (20), RUSH (27), PASS (T14)

CHIEFS OFFENSE - OVERALL (27), RUSH (6), PASS (30)

CHIEFS DEFENSE - OVERALL (7), RUSH (8), PASS (9)

STREAKS, STATS AND NOTES - Teams are meeting for 10th time in season opener. Chiefs have won four straight in series. ... San Diego has lost last two road openers. ... Ken Whisenhunt is back as San Diego offensive coordinator. He had job in 2013 before spending 23 games as head coach in Tennessee. ... Chargers have 17 new players on roster. ... Chargers QB Philip Rivers needs 1,594 yards passing to break franchise record set by Dan Fouts (43,040). Rivers needs 10 TD passes to pass Johnny Unitas (290) for 10th in NFL history. ... Rivers threw for 403 yards against Detroit in Chargers opener last season. ... Chargers TE Antonio Gates needs seven TD catches to pass Tony Gonzalez (111) for most among TEs. ... Chargers first-round pick DE Joey Bosa is uncertain for Sunday with a left leg injury after preseason holdout. ... Chiefs have won NFL-best 10 straight regular-season games. They won first playoff game since 1993 season in January. ... Kansas City has lost two straight season openers. ... Brad Childress and Matt Nagy make debuts as Chiefs co-offensive coordinators. ... Chiefs had second-most interceptions (22) in NFL last season. ... WR Jeremy Maclin had Chiefs-record 87 receptions last season. ... RB Jamaal Charles unlikely to play for Chiefs after ACL surgery last year. ... LB Derrick Johnson broke Chiefs record for tackles (1,101) last season. ... Chiefs had six defensive TDs in 2015. ... Fantasy Tip: Rivers could have big game against Chiefs secondary. SS Eric Berry missed most of training camp in holdout, while CBs are among youngest in NFL.

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