It was a homecoming of sorts for San Diego’s Reggie Walker and Jeromey Clary on Sunday, when the two former Kansas State players faced off against the Kansas City Chiefs at Arrowhead Stadium.
Both started the game and helped the Chargers squeak out a 41-38 win over the home team.
Walker sacked Kansas City quarterback Alex Smith in his return on a key third-down play, helping to limit the Chiefs offense in what turned into a back-and-forth game. He finished with two tackles and a pass defended, and is now tied for the team lead in sacks with four.
Clary and his teammates on San Diego’s offensive line also had a solid day, helping protect quarterback Phillip Rivers and limit the Chiefs’ defense to just one sack all day, though the task was made easier after two of the league’s top pass rushers in Tamba Hali and Justin Houston came out of the game with injuries.
Elsewhere in the league, Baltimore’s Arthur Brown finished with one solo tackle in the Ravens’ 19-3 win over the New York Jets.
Green Bay’s Jordy Nelson had four catches for 58 yards in the Packers’ 26-26 tie with the Vikings. Minnesota quarterback Josh Freeman remained inactive, as did Packers’ receiver Chris Harper.
Oakland’s Jeron Mastrud caught a 5-yard pass in Oakland’s 23-19 loss to Tennessee.
Saints’ running back Darren Sproles was inactive for Thursday’s 17-13 win over Atlanta because of injury.
Miami’s Daniel Thomas finished with 8 yards on three carries and a 2-yard catch in Carolina’s 20-16 win over the Dolphins.
Houston linebacker Justin Tuggle had three solo tackles in the Texans’ 13-6 loss to Jacksonville.
Philadelphia’s Bryce Brown and Cincinnati’s Terence Newman both had the week off due to a bye week, while Washington’s Rob Jackson and the Redskins will face off against San Francisco tonight.