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NFL Preview Capsule: Chargers at Chiefs

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OPENING LINE - Chargers by 31/2

RECORD VS. SPREAD - San Diego 2-4; Kansas City 4-2

SERIES RECORD - Tied 51-51-1

LAST MEETING - Chargers beat Chiefs 20-17, Sept. 25, 2011

LAST WEEK - Chargers lost to Jets 27-21; Chiefs beat Raiders 28-0

CHARGERS OFFENSE - OVERALL (8), RUSH (13), PASS (7)

CHARGERS DEFENSE - OVERALL (5), RUSH (21), PASS (3)

CHIEFS OFFENSE - OVERALL (26), RUSH (7), PASS (30)

CHIEFS DEFENSE - OVERALL (18), RUSH (25), PASS (17)

STREAKS, STATS AND NOTES - Chargers and Chiefs have played 103 times, and are tied with 51 wins each along with one tie. Home team has won 22 of last 31 meetings. ... Chiefs beat Chargers 21-14 on Monday night in last season's opener at Arrowhead Stadium. Dexter McCluster had 94-yard punt return touchdown to set tone in game. ... Chiefs trying to win four straight games for first time since 2004. ... Kansas City committed 10 turnovers in its first three games, including 20-17 loss to San Diego. Chiefs have turned it over twice in three straight wins. ... Chargers K Nick Novak has converted all 11 FG attempts after Nate Kaeding was lost to season-ending injury in Week 1. Novak spent time with Chiefs in 2008. ... Chargers defensive coordinator Greg Manusky and assistant secondary coach Cris Dishman played for Kansas City. ... Chiefs 5-1-1 on Halloween. ... San Diego QB Philip Rivers leads AFC West with 1,715 yards passing, despite season-low 179 yards last week against Jets. ... Chargers among four teams (Dallas, Houston and Pittsburgh) to rank in top 10 in NFL in total offense and defense. ... This will be San Diego's third straight road game, it's longest stretch since 2003. ... San Diego coach Norv Turner needs one more win to move past Buddy Parker for 34th on the NFL's career list with 108. John Madden would be next with 112 wins.

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