Chargers QB Philip Rivers says Anthony Lynn said ‘let’s go win it right now’ on final play
The Los Angeles Chargers led by Philip Rivers and a gutsy call by head coach Anthony Lynn were able to pull off the big upset on Thursday night against the Kansas City Chiefs. After the Chargers scored the touchdown to go down one in their last possession, Rivers just assumed he was going to run off the field and get ready for overtime, but Lynn had a different idea.
“Coach Lynn said, ‘Let’s go win it right now,’” Rivers told NFL Network after the 29-28 win via Pro Football Talk.
The Chiefs had some confusion on the two-point conversion which left Mike Williams wide open Rivers found him for the easy game-winner. After the game, Lynn told the media that he didn’t come into Kansas City to tie, and it was an easy decision to make.
“We were going to go for two the whole time at the end of that game because I believe in those guys,” Lynn told reporters via Sporting News. “[W]e did not come here to tie. I want to win the game and they wanted to win the game, so that is why we did it.
“I told [offensive coordinator] Ken [Whisenhunt] if we get the ball and score, get your two-point play ready,” Lynn said. “We are going for it.”
The Chargers are now in a position to get home field advantage if the Chiefs can lose another game. The Chiefs have a tough game against Seattle for their next game and if they can lose that, and the Chargers win out, maybe they are the favorites to get to the Super Bowl out of the AFC.