Chiefs lose to Chargers late in the fourth quarter 28-29

Tristan Allen, Editor-in-Chief

A successful two-point conversion in the game’s last seconds and a comeback effort in the fourth quarter by the Los Angeles Chargers defeated the Kansas City Chiefs 29-28.

The Chargers scored two touchdowns in the last five minutes of the game and on the second touchdown found Mike Williams, Chargers wide receiver, wide open on the two-point conversion.

Had Kansas City won the game, they would have won the AFC West division title. Now, the two teams are tied 11-3 with two more games left this season. Kansas City still has the tiebreaker over the Chargers due to a better divisional record.

Eric Berry, Chiefs safety, played his first NFL game since week one of the 2017 season, when he tore his Achilles tendon. He had been dealing with a sore heel this season and sat out the second half of the game, when the Chiefs were up 14.

Patrick Mahomes, Chiefs quarterback, passed for 243 yards and two touchdowns. He completed 24 of his 34 passes. After Thursday’s game, he is now at 45 passing touchdowns and has two more games to get 11 touchdowns and break the single season record.

Phillip Rivers, Chargers quarterback, passed for 313 yards, two touchdowns and two interceptions. Rivers made 26 of his 38 passes.

Damien Williams, Chiefs running back, started for Kansas City after Spencer Ware, Chiefs running back, was ruled out of Thursday’s game with a hamstring injury. He had 49 rushing yards on 10 carries and 74 receiving yards.

Justin Jackson, Chargers running back, started in place of Melvin Gordon, Chargers running back, after he was also ruled out due to injury. He ran for 58 yards and received for 27 yards. Detrez Newsome, Chargers running back, ran for 34 yards.

Travis Kelce, Chiefs tight end, received for 76 yards on seven receptions.

Tyreek Hill, Chiefs wide receiver, had an off night, only receiving for 46 yards.

Kendall Fuller and Steven Nelson, Chiefs cornerbacks, each had one interception against the Chargers. Orlando Scandrick, Chiefs cornerback, forced a fumble which was recovered by the Chargers.