Chargers start Chargering again. Yet another TD wiped out by illegal motions by Jared Cook. Four-point penalty after LA settles for FG. 24-24.
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#Chiefs Patrick Mahomes on Justin Herbert, after saying "I'll (believe) it when I (see) it" this summer: "I guess I believe it. That's all you can say"
FINAL: #Chargers 30, Chiefs 24 The first signature win of the Brandon Staley era. He earns it with two aggressive fourth-down decisions in the fourth quarter. Mike Williams with the game-winning TD to put an exclamation point on a career day.
Chargers S Derwin James has a shoulder injury and is questionable to return. Ugh.
#Chargers pass-rusher Joey Bosa, questionable with foot and ankle injuries, is still a game-time decision despite not practicing this week. He's sore, but he's improved every day and does have a more than realistic chance to get on the field.
#chargers RB Austin Ekeler breaks down the game winning drive and going for it on 4th and 10👀. "We're going for this!?" Our postgame interview on @nflnetwork pic.twitter.com/qEw9UtXs7x
Head Coach Brandon Staley speaks to the media. twitter.com/i/broadcasts/1…
Keenan Allen with a clutch third down catch. First down Bolts. KC calls a TO. #LACvsKC
When the no look pass goes wrong... What a catch from Asante Samuel Jr.
Tristan Vizcaino missed the extra point. #Chargers lead 6-0 with 13:57 in the second quarter
#Chargers CB Tevaughn Campbell has two forced fumbles in this game. Both recovered by Michael Davis. #LACvsKC
#LACvsKC inactives Easton Stick Chris Harris Jr. Joshua Kelley Amen Ogbongbemiga Brenden Jaimes Tre' McKitty Justin Jones
Drue Tranquill is in for Kenneth Murray at LB. #Chargers
Tevaughn Campbell is hurt. Kemon Hall in for him at Star. #Chargers
Ty Long's punt went 24 yards. Chiefs take over at midfield. #Chargers
I know that last one was called back but Matt Feiler is blocking his ass off on this drive #Chargers
Alohi Gilman with a potential touchdown saving tackle. Fourth down. #LACvsKC
Michael Schofield, signed off the street last week, is active over Jaimes. Slightly surprising. #Chargers twitter.com/danielrpopper/…
Some more pregame reading: Did a film review of Jerry Tillery's performance vs. Cowboys and assessed where he needs to improve #Chargers theathletic.com/2845100/2021/0…
Rookie Mark Webb in the game with dime package. #Chargers
Three points allowed and three turnovers forced. Heck of a first half by the Chargers D. DBs playing well; LB Drue Tranquill flying around, too (4 tackles, one TFL, half sack).
The Chargers announced they have promoted edge defender Emeke Egbule and defensive lineman Joe Gaziano to the active roster from the practice squad ahead of their Week 3 matchup against the Chiefs.
The team also downgraded Justin Jones, who had been listed as questionable, to out. This marks the second straight week that Jones will be unavailable. The fourth-year player is currently dealing with a calf injury.
Gaziano got the call up last weekend against the Cowboys in Jones’ absence over Breiden Fehoko and Forrest Merrill
Head Coach Andy Reid felt ill at the conclusion of the game. He was evaluated by our medical staff in the locker room, & as a precaution, was transported to The University of Kansas Health System for further evaluation. Coach is doing well, currently resting & in stable condition
New story. Four turnovers later, the Chiefs believe they beat themselves in their loss to the Chargers. "If we don't have four turnovers, I feel like this is a completely different outcome of the game," Clyde Edwards-Helaire said. theathletic.com/2850932/2021/0…
Mecole Hardman has had a hell of a game.
Hill secured five of seven targets for 56 yards and rushed once for 11 yards in the Chiefs' 30-24 loss to the Chargers on Sunday. He also lost a fumble.
It was mostly a rough go of it for the superstar speedster for the second consecutive week, although Hill's final line was at least an improvement over the 29 total yards he'd garnered in Week 2 against the Ravens. Hill's fumble was costly as well even though it came late in the first quarter, as it occurred at the Chargers' 14-yard line following an eight-yard catch and led to Los Angeles' first touchdown of the day. Hill will look to bounce back from his pair of duds when he and the Chiefs travel to Philadelphia for a Week 4 battle against the Eagles.
Patrick Mahomes has started 9 consecutive regular-season games in which the score was decided by 6 or fewer points. Per @EliasSports, this is tied for the longest streak by any QB since 1950. Who is Mahomes tied with? Joe Flacco (2015-16).
Chiefs' DE Frank Clark, listed as doubtful for Sunday's game vs. the Chargers, will not play; Kansas City is optimistic that DE Chris Jones, who is listed questionable with a wrist injury, will play, per sources.
Derwin James said he bumped into Travis Kelce and that's why he had his shoulder checked out in the locker room. He said he felt fine after the game #Chargers
Harrison Butker makes a 34-yard kick. The Chargers lead 14-3 just before halftime.
Here are the Chiefs' inactives for today's game: CB Charvarius Ward DE Frank Clark OL Austin Blythe OL Laurent Duvernay-Tardif WR Daurice Fountain
CB Rashad Fenton is being evaluated for a concussion. pic.twitter.com/IdQZLLbUaw
Daniel Sorensen just saved KC's butt. Remember that play when Mahomes is on his fourth consecutive TD drive in 90 minutes.
A must-win game for the Kansas City Chiefs in Week 3 will be a huge opportunity to extend their run of dominance in the AFC West for the first time this season. Second-year quarterback and 2020 rookie of the year Justin Herbert presents a major challenge for Tyrann Mathieu and the Chiefs’ defense, which has struggled mightily in their first two matchups of 2021.
This scrap between rivals that are so familiar with each other will decide the outlook of the division heading into the middle of their schedules. Los Angeles will be highly motivated to get an early leg up on Kansas City while they can, and are sure to put up a good fight to secure their place ahead of the Chiefs early in the season. Andy Reid needs a bounce back from his team after a tough loss to Baltimore, and the team’s ability to dominate these four aspects of the game could be the difference between 1-2 or 2-1 for Kansas City ahead of Week 4
Chiefs TE Jody Fortson with the sick touchdown grab out of a 13-personnel formation near the goal line. Jody. Fortson.
Anthony Hitchens has been the Chiefs' best defender today. And he had a minor surgery on Monday.
Thanks to Mike Danna, Big Macs are buy one, get one free tomorrow at KC-area McDonald's. #BigMacSack pic.twitter.com/62mFdF3ktu
Ball a tad behind Marcus Kemp, but still catchable. Ball deflects for a INT to kill what was a good looking drive.
One factor could be that Byron Pringle was looking into the sun. twitter.com/cpenn4thewin/s…
And as the calendar turns to October, Chiefs Kingdom puts its collective faith in Willie Gay. twitter.com/Mr_Proctober/s…
A great blitz call from Steve Spagnuolo almost got the Chiefs' defense off the field inside the red zone.
|LAC||2ND||14:01||Justin Herbert passed to Keenan Allen down the middle for 4 yard touchdown||6||0|
|LAC||2ND||7:43||Justin Herbert passed to Austin Ekeler to the left for 16 yard touchdown. 2pt attempt converted, Justin Herbert pass to Mike Williams.||14||0|
|KC||2ND||0:23||Harrison Butker kicked a 34-yard field goal||14||3|
|KC||3RD||9:18||Patrick Mahomes passed to Jody Fortson down the middle for 2 yard touchdown||14||10|
|KC||3RD||3:41||Patrick Mahomes passed to Clyde Edwards-Helaire to the left for 10 yard touchdown||14||17|
|LAC||4TH||13:44||Justin Herbert passed to Mike Williams to the right for 20 yard touchdown||21||17|
|KC||4TH||6:48||Patrick Mahomes passed to Mecole Hardman down the middle for 8 yard touchdown||21||24|
|LAC||4TH||2:17||Tristan Vizcaino kicked a 24-yard field goal||24||24|
|LAC||4TH||0:36||Justin Herbert passed to Mike Williams to the left for 4 yard touchdown||30||24|
|Oday Aboushi||G||Knee (acl)||OUT|
|Ryan Smith||CB||Torn Acl||OUT|
|Mark Webb Jr.||DB||Knee||OUT|
|Malik Herring||DE||Knee (acl)||OUT|