The Los Angeles Chargers are going to the playoffs, and even have a shot to win the AFC West after a remarkable comeback effort to take down the Kansas City Chiefs 29-28 on Thursday night at Arrowhead Stadium.

Los Angeles trailed 28-14 when Justin Jackson finished off an 11-play, 74-yard drive on this three-yard touchdown run with 3:49 remaining.

The Chargers’ defense got Kansas City’s electrifying offense to have a three-and-out, and turned it into what will be a very memorable game-winning drive.

Philip Rivers made a pair of ridiculous throws to Travis Benjamin on the drive.

And on 1st-and-goal with four seconds left, Rivers found Mike Williams in the end zone for Williams’ third touchdown of the game.

Rather than go for the extra point to send the game into overtime, Chargers head coach Anthony Lynn wisely opted to go for the two and the win. On the road against Patrick Mahomes and the Chiefs, do you really want to take the chance you don’t even see the ball in overtime? And when you have the opportunity to win the game right then and there in regulation?

Well, Rivers found Williams somehow wide open in the end zone and Lynn was rewarded for his “gamble.”

The Chargers and Chiefs are both 11-3 now, but Kansas City has the tiebreaker due to division record. However, the Chiefs play in Seattle against the red-hot Seahawks next Sunday night, so it’s easy to see Kansas City suffering another loss. The Chargers have two difficult games themselves, vs the Baltimore Ravens and at the Denver Broncos, but will be favored in both contests.

Whatever the case, the Chargers are officially in the playoffs and they’re a well-rounded team that nobody wants to face right now.  And even if they have to settle for a Wild Card, they’ve more than proven they can win on the road, with wins in Seattle, Pittsburgh, and Kansas City now on the season.

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