KANSAS CITY, Mo. – One LT led San Diego’s comeback. Another LT thwarted it.

Lawrence Tynes hit a career-long 53-yard field goal with 6 seconds left, atoning for a first-quarter miss and giving the Kansas City Chiefs a 30-27 victory over the Chargers on Sunday.

LaDainian Tomlinson figured in two fourth-quarter TD throws, one as the receiver and one as the passer, as the Chargers (4-2) came back from an early 17-point deficit to tie the game at 27-all.

But after the Chiefs (3-3) took over on their own 18 with 33 seconds left, Damon Huard completed three passes for 52 yards to get them in position for Tynes’ winner.

Tony Gonzalez had two catches for 37 yards on the drive, capping a six-catch, 138-yard day for the Pro Bowl tight end.

Texans 27, Jaguars 7

HOUSTON – Houston’s beleaguered defense dominated and rookie running back Wali Lundy discovered the Texans’ lost running game to beat the Jacksonville Jaguars 27-7 on Sunday.

Lundy, who hadn’t played in the last three games, had 93 yards rushing and a touchdown early in the fourth quarter that extended the lead to 17-7.

No Houston running back had gained 60 yards rushing before Sunday and the Texans managed just 34 yards rushing last week.

Houston’s defense, which entered the day allowing a league-worst 418 yards a game, forced two turnovers – both of which led to touchdowns – and held the Jaguars to just 220 yards.

The Texans (2-4) put up their biggest point total of the season, and they did it against the NFL’s only defense with two shutouts. It’s Houston’s first AFC South victory since beating the Jaguars 21-0 in December 2004.

Broncos 17, Browns 7

CLEVELAND – They gave up a touchdown, but little else. For most of Sunday, the Denver Broncos’ defense was zeroed in.

The NFL’s stingiest unit held its fifth straight opponent to single digits and Jake Plummer did enough to keep Denver’s offense moving in a 17-7 win over the Cleveland Browns on Sunday.

The Broncos (5-1) were less than 12 minutes away from their first road shutout in 14 years when Plummer’s interception led to a short Cleveland touchdown pass in the fourth quarter – only the second TD allowed by Denver this season.

Still, the Broncos have allowed a league-low 44 points and haven’t given up more than 10 since Week 1.

The Browns (1-5) never posed much of a threat despite having two weeks to plan for the Broncos. Cleveland’s offense, which has sputtered under embattled coordinator Maurice Carthon since Week 1, didn’t move the ball inside Denver’s 42-yard line until the final play of the third quarter.

Tatum Bell rushed 24 times for 115 yards and a TD, and Javon Walker had nine catches for 107 yards.


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