KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP)– The Chargers had simply transformed the Kansas City Chiefs over for the 4th time Sunday. Los Angeles train Brandon Staley was left with a critical fourth-down phone call with much less than a min left in a connection video game.
Send his twist for a 48-yard basket, even though Tristan Vizcaino already missed out on an added point. Or position the result with Justin Herbert and also the offense.
“We intended to leave the round in Justin’s hands,” Staley said. “We desired him to be the video game decider.”
Herbert tossed a dive round that created a pass disturbance get in touch with the Chiefs’ DeAndre Baker and a first down. Then he hit Mike Williams with successive completions, including the TD throw with 32 seconds left that raised Los Angeles to a 30-24 triumph over the five-time defending AFC West champs.
“We’re lucky we have a gangsta quarterback,”Staley claimed with a smile.
Herbert completed with 281 backyards passing and also four TDs without an interception, outdueling Patrick Mahomes in a competition not only of 2 of the video game’s ideal young quarterbacks however 2 teams anticipated to complete for a division title.
Instead, the promising Chargers (2-1) won for the third time in four journeys to Kansas City while sending the two-time defending seminar champion Chiefs (1-2) to the department cellar.
“You can’t conquer four turnovers,” said Chiefs aide Dave Toub, who took postgame inquiries since instructor Andy Reid was feeling ill. “I believed that was the story of the game.”
The Chiefs tracked 14-0 very early but had actually climbed back into the game in the 2nd fifty percent, taking a 24-21 lead midway through the 4th quarter. However the Chargers connected it on Tristan Vizcaino’s brief area goal, as well as after Mahomes was selected byAlohi Gilman with 1:42 to go, Herbert began the march for the permission goal.
He transformed a third-and-2 near midfield with a pass to Allen, after that the Chargers were bailed out on a fourth-down incompletion by Baker’s pass disturbance. Herbert struck Williams for a 16-yard gain before discovering his huge pass receiver in the end area for the second time in the video game.
The Chiefs obtained to midfield in the closing secs, however Mahomes’ toss throughout zone was incomplete.
“The defense did a wonderful work stepping up today and forcing all those turn overs,” claimed Herbert, that discovered Williams 7 times for 122 yards as well as two goals. “I could not have actually done it without them.”
Austin Ekeler and also Keenen Allen also had goal catches for the Chargers.
Mahomes do with 260 lawns passing and three touchdowns to select his two interceptions, while Clyde Edwards-Helaire competed 100 lawns with a goal catch but was liable for a couple of Kansas City screws up.
“Nobody is happy with the means we played,” Mahomes said. “You take a loss to a department opponent, it’s not a great thing. We haven’t done a great deal of that in my time right here. It’s how you respond. We have a long season ahead of us.”
The Chargers’ protective game plan appeared straightforward: They refused to allow Mahomes throw deep, forcing him into short check-downs, as well as made the Chiefs put with each other lengthy drives while awaiting them to self-destruct.
Kansas City certainly abided.
On its opening possession, Mahomes jumped a work off Marcus Kemp that novice Asante Samuel Jr.grabbed for his second interception in as several weeks. The Chiefs coughed it up on their following drive and also, on their 3rd shot, Edwards-Helaire lost the sphere just one week after his fumble in the closing minutes cost Kansas City a chance at a winning basket in Baltimore.
Herbert located Allen for a brief TD pass early in the second quarter to provide the Chargers the lead, then he struck Ekeler from 16 lawns to push their advantage to 14-3 at the break.
The Chiefs have to have pushed reset in the locker space.
They used a 12-play, 75-yard drive to begin the 2nd half that ended with a brief TD throw to Jody Fortson. A 10-play, 70-yard drive then finished with Edwards-Helaire catching a TD pass.
Los Angeles addressed with a 75-yard touchdown drive, converting on 4th down along the road, however Mahomes invoked some more magic in marching his team 72 backyards and locating Mecole Hardman for one more permission goal.
The Chargers had a chance to restore the lead from the Kansas City 1, yet a prohibited shift charge eliminated a TD pass. Los Angeles kicked a tying basket– the very first time in 13 red-zone journeys this period the Chiefs had not allowed a touchdown.
The Chargers made certain to find the end zone the next time they were down there.
“Any loss is a gut punch. We could have been playing any kind of team,” Edwards-Helaire siad. “Both essential letters in this video game are ‘L’ and ‘W.’ If you’re not obtaining Ws, you’re obtaining Ls, which’s not a fellow feeling.”
Refer To It As EVEN
The Chiefs had DT Chris Jones (wrist) yet were without starting DE Frank Clark (hindering) as well as CB Charvarius Ward (quad). The Chargers had DE Joey Bosa (foot) yet were missing DL Justin Jones (calf) and also CB Chris Harris Jr. (shoulder).
Chargers: FS Derwin James Jr. (shoulder) left in the 2nd quarter but went back to the game.
Chiefs: CB Rashad Fenton was evaluated for a trauma at halftime.
The Chargers encounter Las vega on Oct. 4.
The Chiefs see Philly next Sunday.
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