SAN DIEGO — The San Diego Chargers must feel they’re living charmed lives these days.
How else to explain that everything they needed to have happen — and more — fell into place to allow them to sneak into the playoffs for the first time in four years?
‘‘It feels like this season is meant to be special,’’ Pro Bowl safety Eric Weddle said after another epic, heart-stopping win against the Kansas City Chiefs, 27-24 in overtime on Sunday, gave the Chargers the AFC’s final postseason spot. ‘‘Whether it happens or not, we’ll read that story at the end. But we’re in, and no one really thought that could happen.’’
Nick Novak kicked a 36-yard field goal with 5:30 left in overtime to give San Diego its only lead of the day. The Chargers, who trailed by 10 points in the fourth quarter, then held the Chiefs on downs to win it after they got into San Diego territory. Full story for BostonGlobe.com subscribers.