San Diego, California - NFL Kickoff Weekend is here and the San Diego Chargers will open the 2016 season in Kansas City’s Arrowhead Stadium, where they’ll face the Chiefs on Sunday, September 11; the 15th Anniversary of 9/11. Kickoff is at 10 a.m. PT.
The Chargers are one of the NFL’s top teams all-time on Kickoff Weekend. San Diego’s .571 winning percentage (32-24) is tied for fifth in the NFL and second in the AFC.
CBS Sports will televise the game, which will air in Southern California on KFMB-TV Channel 8 in San Diego and KCBS-TV Channel 2 in Los Angeles and Orange County. Kevin Halan (play-by-play) and former NFL quarterback Rich Gannon (analyst) will call the action.
Division rivals dating to the AFL in 1960, this is the seventh time the Chargers and Chiefs have squared off to open the season and the fith time they’ve done so in “The Show Me State.” The Chiefs have won four of the five openers played in Missouri. The Chargers’ victory was a 30-16 decision in 1976. The last season opener between the teams took place in 2010, a 21-14 Chiefs win on ESPN’s Monday Night Football.
All-time the Chargers and Chiefs have met 112 times with Kansas City holding a slight 56-55-1 series edge. The Chiefs hold a 33-23 series edge as the home team.
In Week 2, the Chargers will return to San Diego and face Jacksonville in their “White Hot Sunday” home opener, while Kansas City heads to Houston to face the Texans.