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Chargers lose sixth in a row as season heads into abyss

SAN DIEGO -- Coming off of a bye week, the San Diego Chargers didn’t exactly play inspired football, losing for the sixth straight time this season, this one a 33-3 humbling at the hands of the Kansas City Chiefs at Qualcomm Stadium.

With Philip Rivers under center more often and using tight end/fullback David Johnson, the Chargers were committed to running the football early with Melvin Gordon, but had little success.

Gordon finished with 37 yards on 15 carries, with a long of 10 yards. The Chargers tied a season low with 52 rushing yards.

The Chiefs held the Chargers to 201 yards on offense and held Rivers to a season-low 178 passing yards.

The Chargers remain in the cellar of the AFC West at 2-8, two games behind the Oakland Raiders (4-6), who were 18-13 losers on the road to the Detroit Lions.

With the win, the Chiefs improved to 5-5. And the Denver Broncos (8-2) remain atop the division after reserve quarterback Brock Osweiler led them to a 17-15 road win over the Chicago Bears.

Fantasy watch: San Diego’s most productive running back, Danny Woodhead, had an off day, finishing with just 16 yards from scrimmage.

A family affair for the Sorensens: Chargers quarterback Brad Sorensen and younger brother Daniel Sorensen faced off for the second time in the NFL. The younger Sorensen is in his second season as a safety for the Kansas City Chiefs and older brother Brad is in his third year as San Diego’s third-string quarterback on the team’s practice squad.

Ouch: Defensive tackle Sean Lissemore suffered a concussion in the first half and did not return. Safety Jahleel Addae suffered a concussion in the second half and did not return. Right tackle Joe Barksdale suffered a hip injury in the second half and did not return. King Dunlap re-injured his ankle and did not return.