Chargers 24-27 Chiefs: Justin Herbert hurts his ribs as Kansas City come back from 10 points behind to win, but L.A. QB ‘okay’ | NFL news

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Highlights of the Los Angeles Chargers against the Kansas City Chiefs from Week Two of the NFL Season

Highlights of the Los Angeles Chargers against the Kansas City Chiefs from Week Two of the NFL Season

The Los Angeles Chargers blew a 10-point lead in the third quarter to lose 27-24 to Western Asian rivals Kansas City Chiefs in a thrilling game Thursday night, a game in which Justin Herbert sustained a rib injury, but is said to have been. ‘yes’.

game story

Herbert is expected to get the X-rays after a major injury from Chiefs defensive back Mike Dana in the fourth quarter sent him into the coach’s room at Arrowhead Stadium, his left arm tightly wedged against his ribs.

Herbert eventually missed just one game after the hit, returning to try and rally his side to victory, while Chargers coach Brandon Staley said after the game he was confident the Pro Bowl quarterback would be ‘just fine’.

Herbert finished in 334 yards and three touchdowns, along with one interception that proved to be an expensive six pick, while Chiefs QB Patrick Mahomes threw for 235 yards and two TDs to lead his team to win the comeback.

Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes throws a superb gunfight touchdown pass to Jerrick McKinnon against the Los Angeles Chargers.

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Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes throws a superb gunfight touchdown pass to Jerrick McKinnon against the Los Angeles Chargers.

Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes throws a superb gunfight touchdown pass to Jerrick McKinnon against the Los Angeles Chargers.

Kansas City trailed 10-0 in the first quarter and spent most of the game playing catch-up, still trailing 10 at the start of the second half. Rookie full back Jaylen Watson finally put the hosts ahead with a seven in the fourth quarter when he blasted off Herbert and landed near the goal line and returned a massive 99 yards for a green-lighted result.

Things got worse for the Chargers as Herbert briefly left the field after the two series left the field with injury; Clyde Edwards-Helair of Kansas City split the Los Angeles defense 52 yards out to create a field goal that increased the Chiefs’ lead to 10 with three and a half minutes remaining.

The Kansas City Chiefs running back Clyde Edwards-Hilaire breaks free for the best 52-yard gain against the Los Angeles Chargers.

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The Kansas City Chiefs running back Clyde Edwards-Hilaire breaks free for the best 52-yard gain against the Los Angeles Chargers.

The Kansas City Chiefs running back Clyde Edwards-Hilaire breaks free for the best 52-yard gain against the Los Angeles Chargers.

Herbert returned to the game and valiantly tried to keep the chargers in it. He threw 36-yard darts in fourth to expand their ensuing possession, then found Joshua Palmer in the back of the end zone in fourth and the goal to push L.A. to three at 27-24 a little over a minute ago.

But Kansas City reclaimed the subsequent penalty kick and used the clock to score a decisive victory in the division and move to 2-0 this season. Chargers go down to 1-1.

Statistics leaders

chargers

  • Passing: Justin Herbert, 33/48, 334 yards, 3 TDs, 1 INT
  • Rushing: Josh Allen, 14 holds, 39 yards
  • Receiving: Mike Williams, eight catch, 113 yards, 1 TD
Los Angeles Chargers receiver Mike Williams makes an amazing one-handed hold to land against the Kansas City Chiefs.

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Los Angeles Chargers receiver Mike Williams makes an amazing one-handed hold to land against the Kansas City Chiefs.

Los Angeles Chargers receiver Mike Williams makes an amazing one-handed hold to land against the Kansas City Chiefs.

heads

  • Passing: Patrick Mahomes, 24/35, 235 yards, 2 TDs
  • Rushing: Clyde Edwards Heeler, eight carts, 74 yards
  • Pick up: Travis Kelsey, five grabs, 51 yards

Scoring summary

Scoring summary

First Quarter
3 . chargers-0 heads Dustin Hopkins field goal 31 yards
Second Quarter
10 . chargers-0 heads Justin Herbert’s one-yard pass to Xander Horvath (extra point)
10- Chargers7 heads Patrick Mahomes’ 9-yard pass from TD to Jerick McKinnon (bonus point)
Third quarter
17 . chargers-7 heads Justin Herbert’s 15-yard pass from TD to Mike Williams (extra point)
17- Chargers14 heads Patrick Mahomes pass from TD 41 yards to Justin Watson (extra point)
The fourth quarter
17- Chargers17 heads Matt Amendola 19 yards field goal
17- Chargers24 heads Jaylen Watson’s 99-yard return to intercept for TD (extra point)
17- Chargers27 heads Matt Amendola 31 yards field goal
24 . chargers-27 boss Justin Herbert’s seven-yard pass from TD to Joshua Palmer (bonus point)

What They Said… Chargers Coach ‘Not Concerned’

Chargers coach, Brandon Staley: “It was just a tough game in the NFL and he’s [Herbert] He took some big hits.

“None of those big hits had any effect on getting his team back the way they always did. I think we’ll learn a lot tomorrow.”

[Concerns about Herbert going forward?]: “No, because it’s Justin Herbert.

“You won’t see a midfielder at any level of football playing tougher and doing more for their team and their team will give them a chance more than him.

“No one can do what he can do, no one. He showed so much courage, he showed us what he shows every day, that we were never out of a fight, and he brought us back and gave us a chance.”

Kansas City Chiefs rookie Jalen Watson intercepts a pass from the Los Angeles Chargers Justin Herbert and returns it for a 99-yard drop!

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Kansas City Chiefs rookie Jalen Watson intercepts a pass from the Los Angeles Chargers Justin Herbert and returns it for a 99-yard drop!

Kansas City Chiefs rookie Jalen Watson intercepts a pass from the Los Angeles Chargers Justin Herbert and returns it for a 99-yard drop!

Rookie Corner Leaders, Jaylene Watson: “I woke up knowing that honestly I would choose.

“I just knew, being seventh, after I took my first steps I was going to be testing a lot and early, and I just felt like I was going to get one today, which is what happened.

“I don’t even remember what happened at this moment. It was all so surreal, I was so grateful. The ball ended up in my chest and I took it home.”

What’s Next?

Seven-time Super Bowl winner Tom Brady and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers will go live this weekend on Sky Sports.

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September 18, 2022, 5:00 p.m.

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The Brady Buccaneers, after getting his season off to a successful start with a win over the Dallas Cowboys in week one, is now traveling to New Orleans to try to eliminate the Saints, whom Brady hasn’t beaten in his four previous regular season meetings while with the Bucs—including, most recently, A 9-0 loss in closing in December of last season.

However, Brady reclaimed better than the Saints again in the introduction round of the 2020/21 playoffs, on his way to winning his most recent ring. Sunday’s game between these two giants in the NFC South is sure to be another classic – and it’s live on Sky Sports NFL from 6pm.

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September 18, 2022, 9:00 pm

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After the action at the Superdome, we head west to San Francisco where the 49ers host their fiercest rival, the Seattle Seahawks, in a grudge game in the Western NFC to finish Sunday night with a double-header (kickoff, 9.05 p.m.).

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September 19, 2022, 1:10 am

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Wrapping up Sunday night’s events, we’re joining our NBC friends for Football Night in America and Sunday Night Football, which sees these Bears travel to the Green Bay Packers, hoping to inflict a second straight loss of the season on the side of Aaron Rodgers (kick-off, 1.20 a.m., Monday).

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