Chiefs (1-6) at Chargers (3-4)

When: 8:20 tonight.

TV: NFL Network.

Line: Chargers by 8˝.

Notebook: Several corporate sponsors stepped up to save the Chargers the embarrassment of having a game blacked out on local TV. The NFL Network began showing Thursday night games in 2006 and has never had one blacked out. ... The Chiefs have lost four in a row. ... The Chargers have lost three in a row. ... San Diego hasn’t scored a touchdown in six quarters. ... Embattled San Diego coach Norv Turner is 110-117-1 overall in head coaching stops with Washington, Oakland and San Diego. ... Kansas City is the first team since at least 1940 to go through its first seven games without holding a lead in regulation, according to STATS LLC. Its only win came when Ryan Succop kicked a winning field goal against the Saints in overtime. ... The Chiefs are last in the NFL with a minus-18 turnover differential, with 25 turnovers and only seven takeaways. ... The Chargers’ three wins have come against teams with a combined record of 7-15, including the Chiefs. ... Matt Cassel will start at quarterback for the Chiefs because Brady Quinn has not been cleared to practice because of a concussion.

The pick: Chargers.

— Associated Press