Chargers' Philip Rivers talks brutal loss to Chiefs: 'We kind of fell apart'

By Gabrielle McMillen 17 December 2017 156
Chargers' Philip Rivers talks brutal loss to Chiefs: 'We kind of fell apart'

The Chargers appeared to have snapped out of their funk from earlier in the season, which saw them sputter to a 0-4 start.

Before Saturday, they won 7 of 9 games, good enough to tie for first in the AFC West.

That all came to a screeching halt when the Chiefs defeated the Chargers 30-13, putting their playoff hopes in jeopardy.

“We kind of fell apart in a sense, I guess,” quarterback Philip Rivers told the team's site. “We’ve just got to execute. Again, just what we talked about during the last four games, not turning the ball over and getting takeaways, we were the opposite of that today.  We turned the ball over too many times in this environment.”

Rivers threw for three interceptions Saturday, much like he did during the Chargers' Week 3 loss to the Chiefs. He finished the day with 222 yards and one touchdown.

Coach Anthony Lynn also expressed his disappointment, especially since the loss means the Chargers are scrambling for a playoff berth.

“At this point of the season, we don’t control our own destiny right now,” Lynn said. “We lost that today. We can win out, but we’re probably going to need some help. All we can control is these next two weeks …. Our playoffs have begun. There’s no absolute that we’re going to the playoffs even if we win the next two games. But if we don’t, we’re damn sure not going.”

The Chargers will need to secure wins against the Jets and the Raiders for a chance to play in this year's playoff race.

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