Score, takeaways from Chargers vs. Chiefs: Patrick Mahomes leads Chiefs to victory against Chargers; Justin Herbert is hurt
Who could beat the Kansas City Chiefs in the revamped AFC West was a hot topic.
The Chiefs are still in front of the finest division in football after two weeks, despite the fact that the other three teams made significant offseason roster acquisitions.
The Kansas City Chiefs defeated the Los Angeles Chargers 27-24 on Thursday night.
Justin Herbert and Mahomes both got out to a slow start but eventually found their grooves.
Building on his strong performance from Week 1, Mahomes completed 24 of 35 throws for 235 yards, two touchdowns, and no interceptions.
In contrast, Herbert was successful on 33 of his 48 attempts for 334 yards, three touchdowns, and one interception.
Mike Williams significantly filled in for the unavailable Keenan Allen by catching eight catches for 113 yards and one touchdown. In the end, it was insufficient.
Starting the fourth quarter with a field goal on the Chargers' 1-yard line, the Chiefs made an intriguing choice that tied the score at 17 all.
After Herbert was intercepted at the 1-yard line on the following drive by rookie Jaylen Watson, the decision was soon forgotten by the public.
and brought it back 99 yards the other way to give the Chiefs their first game-opening lead.
Herbert was attempting to stage a comeback when he sustained a chest/rib injury that rendered him unconscious for the play.
He made his way back, but he didn't appear at all at ease.
Josh Palmer caught a touchdown pass on fourth-and-goal to finish a nine-play, 73-yard drive that he still directed, but L.A. was unable to recover the onside kick.