Skip to main content
  1. Sports
  2. General Sports

McCoy guides Chargers to NFL postseason

See also

According to TSN, former Calgary Stampeders quarterback Mike McCoy will have the opportunity to be a head coach in the National Football League playoffs in January. On Sunday, McCoy coached the San Diego Chargers to a 27-24 overtime victory over the Kansas City Chiefs and in the process secured the sixth and final playoff spot in the American Football Conference.

With the victory, the Chargers improved to 9-7 and will play the Cincinnati Bengals in the AFC Wild Card game next Sunday from Ohio.

The Chargers are the hottest team in the AFC as they have won four straight. In order to make the postseason, they not only needed a win over the Chiefs, but losses as well by the Baltimore Ravens and Miami Dolphins. The Ravens lost 34-17 to Cincinnati an the Dolphins lost 20-7 to the New York Jets.

The Chargers also got a break on Sunday because the Kansas City Chiefs, who were stuck in the fifth spot in the AFC standings, did not play their top players. The Chiefs actually had an opportunity to win the game in regulation, but kicker Ryan Succop missed a 41 yard field goal with eight seconds left in the fourth quarter. Chargers kicker Nick Novak then executed a 36 yard field goal in overtime before the Chiefs turned the football over on downs.

McCoy meanwhile played for the Stampeders in 1999 before becoming a long time NFL assistant coach. This is his first year as a NFL head coach.

Advertisement

Sports

  • Lance Armstrong steps back into the spotlight with a new instructional video
    Video
    Watch Video
  • The Penguins and Canadiens take early series leads in the Stanley Cup Playoffs
    NHL
  • It only took 14 innings, but the Red Sox emerge victorious over Chicago 6-4
    MLB
  • Chris Johnson finally finds a home, signing a 2-year deal with the Jets
    NFL
  • Falcons owner Arthur Blank will bring an MLS franchise to Atlanta in 2017
    Soccer
  • The NBA Playoffs are set, find out which team has the best odds to win it all
    NBA

User login

Log in
Sign in with your email and password. Or reset your password.
Write for us
Interested in becoming an Examiner and sharing your experience and passion? We're always looking for quality writers. Find out more about Examiner.com and apply today!