Philip Rivers led the Chargers to a pair of touchdowns in the final minutes, then hit Mike Williams for the go-ahead 2-point conversion with 4 seconds remaining to give Los Angeles a 29-28 victory over the Kansas City Chiefs on Thursday night.

Los Angeles Chargers quarterback Philip Rivers (17) throws a pass during the first half of an NFL football game against the Kansas City Chiefs in Kansas City, Mo. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)
Los Angeles Chargers quarterback Philip Rivers (17) throws a pass during the first half of an NFL football game against the Kansas City Chiefs in Kansas City, Mo. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)

The Chargers (11-3) trailed 28-14 before Justin Jackson scored with 3:49 to go, then forced Patrick Mahomes and Co. into a quick punt. Rivers went right back to work, throwing a fourth-down dart to Travis Benjamin and getting some help from a questionable pass-interference penalty on their final drive.

Los Angeles Chargers running back Justin Jackson (32) crosses into the end zone for a touchdown between Kansas City Chiefs linebacker Anthony Hitchens (53) and defensive back Daniel Sorensen (49) during the second half of an NFL football game in Kansas City, Mo. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)
Los Angeles Chargers running back Justin Jackson (32) crosses into the end zone for a touchdown between Kansas City Chiefs linebacker Anthony Hitchens (53) and defensive back Daniel Sorensen (49) during the second half of an NFL football game in Kansas City, Mo. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)
Kansas City Chiefs wide receiver Demarcus Robinson (11) gestures as the ball bounces off the helmet of wide receiver Tyreek Hill (10) during the second half of an NFL football game against the Los Angeles Chargers in Kansas City, Mo. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)
Kansas City Chiefs wide receiver Demarcus Robinson (11) gestures as the ball bounces off the helmet of wide receiver Tyreek Hill (10) during the second half of an NFL football game against the Los Angeles Chargers in Kansas City, Mo. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)

The flag on Kendall Fuller gave the Chargers first-and-goal at the 1 with 8 seconds to go, and Williams hauled in a juggling catch along the sideline. And faced with an extra-point for overtime, coach Anthony Lynn went for the win and Williams was all alone in the end zone.

Kansas City Chiefs wide receiver Chris Conley (17), wide receiver Tyreek Hill (10) and others celebrate a touchdown by running back Damien Williams, unseen, during the second half of an NFL football game against the Los Angeles Chargers in Kansas City, Mo. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)
Kansas City Chiefs wide receiver Chris Conley (17), wide receiver Tyreek Hill (10) and others celebrate a touchdown by running back Damien Williams, unseen, during the second half of an NFL football game against the Los Angeles Chargers in Kansas City, Mo. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)
Los Angeles Chargers running back Justin Jackson (32) is upended after a tackle by Kansas City Chiefs cornerback Kendall Fuller, unseen, during the second half of an NFL football game in Kansas City, Mo. (AP Photo/Ed Zurga)
Los Angeles Chargers running back Justin Jackson (32) is upended after a tackle by Kansas City Chiefs cornerback Kendall Fuller, unseen, during the second half of an NFL football game in Kansas City, Mo. (AP Photo/Ed Zurga)

Not only did the Chargers clinch a playoff berth, they forged a first-place tie with the Chiefs (11-3) in the AFC West while ending a nine-game losing streak to their longtime division rivals.

Los Angeles Chargers wide receiver Mike Williams (81) runs into the end zone between Kansas City Chiefs defensive back Daniel Sorensen, right, and safety Ron Parker, left, during the second half of an NFL football game in Kansas City, Mo. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)
Los Angeles Chargers wide receiver Mike Williams (81) runs into the end zone between Kansas City Chiefs defensive back Daniel Sorensen, right, and safety Ron Parker, left, during the second half of an NFL football game in Kansas City, Mo. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)
Kansas City Chiefs wide receiver Tyreek Hill (10) is hit by Los Angeles Chargers safety Jahleel Addae (37) while making a catch during the second half of an NFL football game in Kansas City, Mo. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)
Kansas City Chiefs wide receiver Tyreek Hill (10) is hit by Los Angeles Chargers safety Jahleel Addae (37) while making a catch during the second half of an NFL football game in Kansas City, Mo. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)

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Los Angeles Chargers quarterback Philip Rivers is sacked by Kansas City Chiefs linebacker Dee Ford (55) during the first half of an NFL football game in Kansas City, Mo. (AP Photo/Ed Zurga)
Los Angeles Chargers quarterback Philip Rivers is sacked by Kansas City Chiefs linebacker Dee Ford (55) during the first half of an NFL football game in Kansas City, Mo. (AP Photo/Ed Zurga)

Source: The Associated Press

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