Ranking the Kansas City Chiefs top 10 games of the decade
6. Chiefs 33, Chargers 27, OT: Sept. 11, 2016
This game is likely tabbed as one of the best Week 1 games in Kansas City Chiefs history. It was the biggest comeback in franchise history.
The San Diego Chargers outscored the Chiefs 24-3 for two-and-half quarters. All 24 of their points were unanswered. The Chiefs were down by 21 with a little more than 21 minutes to go in the game.
Late in the third quarter, then-rookie wide receiver Tyreek Hill caught the team’s first touchdown of the season. The Chargers responded with a field goal, but the Chiefs scored 17 unanswered points to tie the game with 1:03 left to go.
The Chiefs opened up with possession in overtime. The Chiefs were determined to deny the Chargers an opportunity and wanted to score a touchdown on the possession. Ten plays and 70 yards later, Alex Smith pushed his way to the end zone to erase a 21-point deficit. The Chiefs outscored the Chargers 23-3 to rally and open the season with a victory.
Although the Chiefs struggled, sacking Chargers quarterback Philip Rivers just once, Chargers wide receiver Keenen Allen left early with an injury, which helped the Chiefs come back in the game. It is the first and only time the Chiefs came back in a game down by 20 or more points.