Chargers missed opportunities led to a heartbreaking loss to the Chiefs 27-24
Los Angeles- Justin Herbert threw a pick six early in the fourth, which cost the Chargers the game.
Without their star Keenan Allen in the lineup due to a hamstring injury, Justin Herbert and crew had to find some type of offense to keep up with the energizer bunny team in the Kansas City Chiefs in a very energetic environment. Mike Williams was the receiver that stepped up in a big way to contribute to 10 first half points for the Chargers. He finished the half with 84 yards. Le's talk about the Chargers' defense in the half. They held the Chiefs to a touchdown and forced them to punt the ball four times when they had good field position. Going into the locker room up 10-7, LA was beaming with pride and optimism.
Williams continued his hot start at the beginning of the of the second half with a beautiful one-handed touchdown grab, that had the potential to be an ESPN top 10 play of the night. With that touchdown, the Bolts' struck down the fans and you could hear a pin drop in the stadium. Welp, Mahomes was not going to take the 17-7 Charger's lead lightly and lead his team to 10 points to tie the game in the fourth.
Momentum shifted in a blink of an eye for LA. Down at the one-yard line, with a chance to potentially score a touchdown and get some breathing room, Herbert threw a pick six to Jaylen Watson, who put the Chiefs in the lead for the first time of the night. There was a late scare late in the fourth quarter, as Herbert went down hard, clutching his chest. He went out for one play and went back in to see if he could march his team down the field for a potential game tying drive. Two plays later, the Chargers had to punt.
LA allowed another Chiefs' score late in the quarter, which put the game on ice for the Chargers.
Herbert finished 33/48 for 334 yards, 3 touchdowns, and 1 pick