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NFL: Justin Herbert, Chargers surprise Chiefs

/ 01:25 PM September 27, 2021
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Sep 26, 2021; Kansas City, Missouri, USA; Los Angeles Chargers quarterback Justin Herbert (10) runs the ball against the Kansas City Chiefs during the second half at GEHA Field at Arrowhead Stadium. / Denny Medley-USA TODAY Sports

Justin Herbert drove Los Angeles to a touchdown with 32 seconds remaining Sunday as the Chargers upset the Kansas City Chiefs 30-24 in a wild AFC West division matchup at Kansas City, Mo.

An interception by Alohi Gillman enabled the Chargers to take possession at their 41 with 1:42 remaining.


The pick was the second Los Angeles swiped from Patrick Mahomes, who suffered just his third defeat in 19 starts against AFC West opponents.

A false start took Los Angeles out of field goal range, but the Chiefs were called for pass interference on a fourth-down pass before the second of two strikes to Mike Williams resulted in a 4-yard touchdown for the decisive score. Tristan Vizcaino missed the PAT.


Herbert passed for 281 yards, going 26 of 38 with four touchdowns as the Chargers dropped the two-time defending AFC champions into last place in the West division by capitalizing on four takeaways. Three of those ended the Chiefs’ first three possessions.

Mahomes went 27 of 44 for 260 yards with three touchdowns and two interceptions.

He could not rally the Chiefs as their final possession ended on the Los Angeles 49. Mahomes’ last three attempts fell incomplete, including a Hail Mary to end the game.


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