KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) The Chargers and Chiefs understand their showdown at Arrowhead Stadium on Saturday night will not decide the AFC West, even though they're tied atop the division with three games to go.
It's as close as you'll find to a de facto championship game, though.
"It is but it isn't," Chargers quarterback Philip Rivers said. "Certainly it gives you a heck of a better chance of winning it. But if you win this game, it's not over yet."