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Chargers take late lead to win back-and-forth game against Chiefs

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Kansas City Chiefs wide receiver Donnie Avery catches a pass while covered by San Diego Chargers cornerback Derek Cox during the first half of a National Football League game at Arrowhead Stadium on Sunday afternoon in Kansas City, Mo.

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KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Philip Rivers came through when the San Diego Chargers needed him the most.

The once-embattled quarterback threw for 392 yards and three touchdowns, the final one a 26-yarder to Seyi Ajirotutu with 24 seconds remaining, to give the Chargers a 41-38 victory over the Kansas City Chiefs on Sunday and end a three-game losing streak.

The Chiefs had taken the lead when Alex Smith hit Dwayne Bowe for a go-ahead score with 1:22 left. But the Chargers (5-6) still had two timeouts, and they used both to quickly move downfield. Ajirotutu's TD in tight coverage ...


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