The Chiefs could not overcome their four turnovers in a loss to the Chargers 30-24
Kansas- Too many mistakes costs the Chiefs a victory over the Chargers 30-24.
The theme walking into the match-up with the Los Angeles Chargers was protecting the ball, making sure that the ball was secure, and be mistake free. It sounded good in theory, but the Chiefs had three turnovers in the first half. For the first time in a long time, Patrick Mahomes called his teammates together mid way in the second quarter and told them that they were stopping themselves and they needed to protect the ball.
The Chiefs finally got some points on the scoreboard at the end of the half to chop at the Chargers' lead, 14-3.
At the start of the second, the Chiefs well looked liked the Chiefs. On their opening drive, the Chiefs marched down the field and scored their first touchdown of the day to cut the Chargers' lead to four, 14-10. Patrick Mahomes "Magic" started happening again. Each throw that Mahomes threw was in soft coverage and the Chiefs was eating for big plays down the field. Clyde Edwards- Helaire put the Chiefs in front with 15-yard touchdown dash late in the third.
Down by a couple of points midway in the fourth, Mecole Hardman found his way in traffic for another Chiefs' touchdown to retake the lead, 24-21. With under four minutes left in the game and the Chargers on the verge of punching the ball in the endzone, the Chiefs got lucky that the Chargers made a mistake. The Chargers had a false start that pushed them back to the six-yard line. Two plays later, the Chiefs forced a field goal, which was good, 24-24.
Mistakes, mistakes, and more mistake, Mahomes overthrew his wide receiver on a third and long with the game on the line and the Chargers picked him off, which gave them good position for a game winning field goal. On a gutsy fourth and long, the Chargers converted the down and two plays later scored a touchdown to shock the Chiefs and pulled out a win.