If the Chiefs had won at San Diego, they would have all but wrapped up their first division title since 2003 with a three-game lead with three games remaining. Now they have the Chargers, who are known for their December charges, looming just a game back. If the two would tie for first, the Chargers would likely own most of the tiebreakers after the two teams split the two games during the regular season.
In a matter of minutes, the Packers went from a true playoff contender to a team that couldn’t beat the Detroit Lions with backup Matt Flynn under center. With Aaron Rodgers out of the game due to a concussion, the Packers generated one field goal in the loss to Detroit.
The Chiefs lost their starter, Matt Cassel, to an appendectomy and lost their offense under Brodie Croyle. Kansas City still leads the AFC West, but couldn’t score a point against the Chargers. Croyle threw for 40 yards in 17 attempts, and the team was 0-for-11 in third-down conversions.
Patrick Allen is VP of Content for the FanSided Network. He also serves the managing editor of the network's very first site, Arrowhead Addict. Originally from Ohio, Patrick is a Chiefs fan first and a Browns fan second (I know!). He also pulls for the Buckeyes, Indians and Cavs. Guinness is thinking of naming him the most miserable sports fan of all time. @rpatrickallen