In a must-win game, the San Diego Chargers punched their ticket to the playoffs by beating the Kansas City Chiefs in overtime, 27-24.

 

Chargers QB Philip Rivers came through in the clutch, throwing for 229 yards and 3 TDs.  RB Ryan Mathews was a workhorse, carrying the ball 24 times for 144 yards.

 

Kansas City had a chance to win -- and send the Steelers to the playoffs -- at the end of regulation but barely missed a 40-yard field goal with 8 seconds left.

 

The Chargers looked out of it just one month ago when they were 5-7, but won their last four games in a row in thrilling fashion to make the playoffs.

 

Can the Chargers make it to the Super Bowl?