From the AFL to the AFC West: Chargers vs. Chiefs
When Do the Los Angeles Chargers and Kansas City Chiefs Play Next?
Are the Los Angeles Chargers and the Kansas City Chiefs Rivals?
Yes, the Los Angeles Chargers and the Kansas City Chiefs are rivals within the National Football League. Both the Chargers and the Chiefs compete for supremacy in the AFC West, with the winner of the division receiving an automatic berth into the NFL playoffs each season. The rivalry has been renewed in recent years due to the dominance at the quarterback position for each team: Justin Herbert for the Chargers and MVP Patrick Mahomes.
Who are the Los Angeles Chargers’ Biggest Rivals?
The Los Angeles Chargers’ biggest rivals are their counterparts in the AFC West: the Kansas City Chiefs, the Las Vegas Raiders and the Denver Broncos. The Chargers also have a geographic rivalry with the Los Angeles Rams, as they are one of two pairs of teams in the NFL who share a city and stadium with cross-conference opponents (New York Jets and Giants). Chargers fans also have a rivalry with the New England Patriots.
Who are the Kansas City Chiefs’ Biggest Rivals?
As one of the most dominant teams in the NFL since 2020, the Kansas City Chiefs have a number of intense rivalries. The Chiefs’ biggest rivals are their foes in the AFC West: the Los Angeles Chargers, the Denver Broncos and the Las Vegas Raiders. The Chiefs also have a historic rivalry with the Los Angeles Rams, the Buffalo Bills, the New England Patriots and the Indianapolis Colts.
Game Results Between the Chiefs & Chargers
The Kansas City Chiefs and the Los Angeles Chargers played their first game on September 10, 1960, a game that the Chargers edged out 21-20. Entering the 2023 season, the Chargers hold the postseason edge 1-0, while the Chiefs hold the all-time series head-to-head, 67-58-1.
|Date||Home Team||Away Team||Location||Winner||Score|
|11/20/2022||Chargers||Chiefs||SoFi Stadium||Kansas City||30-27|
|09/15/2022||Chiefs||Chargers||Arrowhead Stadium||Kansas City||27-24|
|12/16/2021||Chargers||Chiefs||SoFi Stadium||Kansas City||34-28|
|09/26/2021||Chiefs||Chargers||Arrowhead Stadium||Los Angeles||30-24|
|01/03/2021||Chiefs||Chargers||Arrowhead Stadium||Los Angeles||38-21|
|09/20/2020||Chargers||Chiefs||SoFi Stadium||Kansas City||23-20|
|12/29/2019||Chiefs||Chargers||Arrowhead Stadium||Kansas City||31-21|
|11/18/2019||Chargers||Chiefs||Neutral Site||Kansas City||24-17|
|12/13/2018||Chiefs||Chargers||Arrowhead Stadium||Los Angeles||29-28|
|09/09/2018||Chargers||Chiefs||SoFi Stadium||Kansas City||38-28|
|12/16/2017||Chiefs||Chargers||Arrowhead Stadium||Kansas City||30-13|
|09/24/2017||Chargers||Chiefs||SoFi Stadium||Kansas City||24-10|
|01/01/2017||Chargers||Chiefs||SoFi Stadium||Kansas City||37-27|
|09/11/2016||Chiefs||Chargers||Arrowhead Stadium||Kansas City||33-27|
|12/13/2015||Chiefs||Chargers||Arrowhead Stadium||Kansas City||10-3|
|11/22/2015||Chargers||Chiefs||SoFi Stadium||Kansas City||33-3|
|12/28/2014||Chiefs||Chargers||Arrowhead Stadium||Kansas City||19-7|
|10/19/2014||Chargers||Chiefs||SoFi Stadium||Kansas City||23-20|
|12/29/2013||Chargers||Chiefs||SoFi Stadium||Los Angeles||27-24|
|11/24/2013||Chiefs||Chargers||Arrowhead Stadium||Los Angeles||41-38|
|11/01/2012||Chargers||Chiefs||SoFi Stadium||Los Angeles||31-13|
|09/30/2012||Chiefs||Chargers||Arrowhead Stadium||Los Angeles||37-20|
|10/31/2011||Chiefs||Chargers||Arrowhead Stadium||Kansas City||23-20|
|09/25/2011||Chargers||Chiefs||SoFi Stadium||Los Angeles||20-17|
|12/12/2010||Chargers||Chiefs||SoFi Stadium||Los Angeles||31-0|
|09/13/2010||Chiefs||Chargers||Arrowhead Stadium||Kansas City||21-14|
|11/29/2009||Chargers||Chiefs||SoFi Stadium||Los Angeles||43-14|
|10/25/2009||Chiefs||Chargers||Arrowhead Stadium||Los Angeles||37-7|
|12/14/2008||Chiefs||Chargers||Arrowhead Stadium||Los Angeles||22-21|
|11/09/2008||Chargers||Chiefs||SoFi Stadium||Los Angeles||20-19|
|12/02/2007||Chiefs||Chargers||Arrowhead Stadium||Los Angeles||24-10|
|09/30/2007||Chargers||Chiefs||SoFi Stadium||Kansas City||30-16|
|12/17/2006||Chargers||Chiefs||SoFi Stadium||Los Angeles||20-9|
|10/22/2006||Chiefs||Chargers||Arrowhead Stadium||Kansas City||30-27|
|12/24/2005||Chiefs||Chargers||Arrowhead Stadium||Kansas City||20-7|
|10/30/2005||Chargers||Chiefs||SoFi Stadium||Los Angeles||28-20|
|01/02/2005||Chargers||Chiefs||SoFi Stadium||Los Angeles||24-17|
|11/28/2004||Chiefs||Chargers||Arrowhead Stadium||Los Angeles||34-31|
|11/30/2003||Chargers||Chiefs||SoFi Stadium||Kansas City||28-24|
|09/07/2003||Chiefs||Chargers||Arrowhead Stadium||Kansas City||27-14|
|12/22/2002||Chiefs||Chargers||Arrowhead Stadium||Kansas City||24-22|
|10/13/2002||Chargers||Chiefs||SoFi Stadium||Los Angeles||35-34|
|12/23/2001||Chiefs||Chargers||Arrowhead Stadium||Kansas City||20-17|
|11/04/2001||Chargers||Chiefs||SoFi Stadium||Kansas City||25-20|
|11/26/2000||Chargers||Chiefs||SoFi Stadium||Los Angeles||17-16|
|09/17/2000||Chiefs||Chargers||Arrowhead Stadium||Kansas City||42-10|
|10/31/1999||Chiefs||Chargers||Arrowhead Stadium||Kansas City||34-0|
|10/03/1999||Chargers||Chiefs||SoFi Stadium||Los Angeles||21-14|
|11/22/1998||Chargers||Chiefs||SoFi Stadium||Los Angeles||38-37|
|09/20/1998||Chiefs||Chargers||Arrowhead Stadium||Kansas City||23-7|
Los Angeles Chargers vs. Kansas City Chiefs History
The history between the Chargers and the Chiefs has been substantially competitive from its inception. Throughout the first 20 years, through 40 games, Kansas City held the head-to-head edge 20-19-1. In 1964, Kansas City bested the Chargers 49-6, which is their largest margin of victory in the season. In 1975, the Chargers beat the Chiefs in Week 12 to avoid a completely winless season, scoring 14 unanswered points in the fourth quarter to win 28-20.
In the only playoff matchup between the two teams, the Chargers blanked the Chiefs 17-0 in the AFC Wild Card Round in 1992. The competitiveness between the two franchises kicked up a notch with the turn of the millennium, when future Super Bowl MVP and Hall-of-Famer Drew Brees made his debut for the Chargers in Week 8 in 2001 against the Chiefs. Brees led the Chargers from a 19-0 deficit, scoring 20 straight points to take the lead; however, the Chiefs scored a game-winning touchdown in the final two minutes.
Between 2010 and 2023, the Chiefs won 17 out of 26 games, including four out of the last six behind the stellar play of quarterback Patrick Mahomes.
Where Do the Kansas City Chiefs and Los Angeles Chargers Play?
GEHA Field at Arrowhead Stadium is the home of the Kansas City Chiefs. Located in Kansas City, Missouri and known for having one of the best home-field advantages in all of professional sports, fans at GEHA Field at Arrowhead Stadium are proud of the wall of noise they create for opposing teams (despite only being the sixth-largest stadium in the NFL). Arrowhead opened in August 1972 and took approximately four years to construct.
The Los Angeles Chargers play at SoFi Stadium, one of the newest and the largest stadiums in the NFL. Opening in September 2020 in the Inglewood neighborhood, where there are many fun things for fans to do, SoFi cost an estimated $6 billion to construct and took four years from start to finish. Though it has a capacity of 70,240, that can be expanded to more than 100,000 for major events such as the Super Bowl and the NCAA College Football Playoff.
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