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Nick Canepa's Chargers report card: at Kansas City

Nick Canepa's Chargers report card: at Kansas City

Union-Tribune columnist Nick Canepa issues his grades for Saturday’s 30-13 Chargers loss at Kansas City in a game that likely decided the AFC West:

Quarterback: F

Philip Rivers never has looked worse. He found initial problems, getting sacked twice and throwing for just 109 yards in the first half. He did throw for 88 on the first second-half scoring drive — and then three three bad picks on his final 12 attempts that sealed it. He and his team screwed up. Chiefs didn’t. Blew a must-win. A sloppy, terrible defeat.

Running backs: D

Austin Ekeler’s fumble basically removed chances of a win. Backup fumblers don’t play much, rook. Melvin Gordon ran tough, scoring the...

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