- Associated Press - Friday, December 26, 2014

SAN DIEGO (9-6) at KANSAS CITY (8-7)

Sunday, 1 p.m. ET, CBS

OPENING LINE - Chiefs by 3

RECORD VS. SPREAD - San Diego 7-8, Kansas City 10-5

SERIES RECORD - Chargers lead 55-53-1

LAST MEETING - Chiefs beat Chargers 23-20, Oct. 19, 2014

LAST WEEK - Chargers beat 49ers 38-35, OT; Chiefs lost to Steelers 20-12

AP PRO32 RANKING - Chargers No. 11, Chiefs No. 14

CHARGERS OFFENSE - OVERALL (19), RUSH (29), PASS (9)

CHARGERS DEFENSE - OVERALL (11), RUSH (26), PASS (6)

CHIEFS OFFENSE - OVERALL (22), RUSH (10), PASS (28)

CHIEFS DEFENSE - OVERALL (7), RUSH (28), PASS (2)

STREAKS, STATS AND NOTES - Chargers must win to reach playoffs. Chiefs must win and hope Baltimore and Houston lose. … Chargers beat Chiefs 27-24 in overtime in last year’s regular-season finale to clinch playoff berth. … Chiefs have not swept season series since 2003. … Chargers G Johnnie Troutman went on IR this week with knee injury. He had started all 15 games. … San Diego allowed 355 yards rushing last week vs San Francisco, second worst in franchise history. Kansas City ranks 10th in NFL in rushing. … QB Philip Rivers is 34-8 as San Diego’s starter in regular-season games in December and January. … Rivers has 31 TD passes this season, three shy of career high set in 2008. … San Diego TE Antonio Gates needs one TD catch to become ninth player in NFL history with 100. He has more TD catches (15) against Kansas City than any other opponent. … Chargers WR Malcom Floyd needs 40 yards receiving for 5,000 for his career. … Chiefs QB Alex Smith will miss game because of lacerated spleen. Chase Daniel will start in his place. Smith was likely hurt on hit early in third quarter of last weekend’s 20-12 road loss to Pittsburgh, but didn’t feel any pain at time. Wasn’t diagnosed until undergoing scan Thursday after several days of what felt more like stomachache than serious injury. Daniel went 21 of 30 for 200 yards with a TD, and rushed seven times for 59 yards in 27-24 overtime loss to San Diego in last year’s regular-season finale as Smith rested. … Kansas City has not allowed a 300-yard passer. … Chiefs are only team that has not allowed 30 points in a game. … Chiefs LB Justin Houston has league-leading 18 sacks, two shy of Derrick Thomas’ franchise record. … RB Jamaal Charles needs three TDs rushing to match Larry Johnson (61) for third most in Chiefs history. … WR Dwayne Bowe needs 182 yards receiving to pass Otis Taylor (7,306) for second most in Chiefs history. … Chiefs K Cairo Santos has made 21 field goals, tied with Jan Stenerud for second most in franchise history. Ryan Succop had 25. … Chiefs have allowed three rushing TDs, fewest in NFL. … Kansas City is allowing 18.3 points per game, best in AFC and third best in NFL behind Seattle and Detroit.

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