Chargers fall to Chiefs in season finale, will have No. 5 pick in NFL draft

The Chargers’ disastrous season comes to an end in a 13-12 loss to the Kansas City Chiefs after Easton Stick can’t mount a last-gasp comeback in the final minute.

 

Chargers lose to Chiefs in season finale, will have No. 5 pick in NFL draft.

A season of too many close losses ended appropriately Sunday for the Chargers — with a 13-12 defeat to Kansas City at SoFi Stadium.

 

Harrison Butker’s 41-yard field goal with 49 seconds to play was the difference.

 

All the Chargers’ points came on field goals by Cameron Dicker.

The loss was the fifth in a row and eighth in nine games for the 5-12 Chargers, who finished last in the AFC West.

 

The results Sunday left the Chargers with the No. 5 overall pick in the 2024 draft. Over the last 19 years, the only time this franchise selected higher was in 2016 when the Chargers took Joey Bosa at No. 3.

As for what’s immediately next, the Chargers will conduct exit interviews beginning Monday morning at their Costa Mesa training facility.

 

Cameron Dicker kicked a 43-yard field goal to make it a one-point game.

The field goal capped a 12-play, 60-yard drive for the Chargers fueled by a 24-yard pass from Easton Stick to Donald Parham.

 

The Chargers might have to go the rest of the way without right tackle Trey Pipkins III, who is questionable to return with a knee injury. Wide receiver Joshua Palmer is also questionable to return with a knee injury.