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Chiefs defeat Chargers 24-17: Complete game summary

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The Kansas City Chiefs defeated Chargers in a Monday Night Football nail-biter!

Kansas City Chiefs v Los Angeles Chargers Photo by Manuel Velasquez/Getty Images

On Monday Night Football at Estadio Azteca in Mexico City, the Kansas City Chiefs defeated the Los Angeles Chargers 24-17 to improve their record to 7-4 and maintain their hold on the AFC West going into their bye week.


OFFENSE


First half

First drive: The Chief started their first drive of the game with a run from Damien Williams. Patrick Mahomes threw an incompletion on the next play, but completed an 11-yard pass to Sammy Watkins to convert on third down. Three incompletions and a holding penalty on the next set of downs forced the Chiefs to punt on their first drive of the game.

Second drive: The Chiefs started the drive with a 4-yard pass to Mecole Hardman. Mahomes converted the following third down with a 24-yard scramble. But two plays later, Mahomes threw his second interception of the season.

Third drive: The Chiefs started the drive with an illegal formation penalty that pushed them back five yards. The Chiefs continued to struggle on offense and they went three-and-out.

Fourth drive: Following the interception and return from Tyrann Mathieu, the Chiefs got into the end zone with a 6-yard run from LeSean McCoy. Chiefs 7 Chargers 3

Fifth drive: The Chiefs started the drive with a 6-yard pass and short run to Damien Williams. Mahomes converted on third down with a short pass to Darrel Williams, followed by a 31-yard pass to Travis Kelce. But a blown-up screen play and a couple of incompletions forced the Chiefs to settle for a field goal. Chiefs 10 Chargers 6

Second half

Sixth drive: The Chiefs started the drive with a holding penalty and a 7-yard completion to Kelce. A hands to the face penalty saved the Chiefs from what would have been a turnover. Then a 20-yard Mahomes scramble put the Chiefs in Chargers territory. A 15-yard catch from Watkins put the Chiefs in field goal range, and a 16-yard catch from McCoy put them into the red zone. Runs from McCoy and Darrel Williams gave the Chiefs the score. Chiefs 17 Chargers 9

Seventh drive: Mahomes started the drive with an 11-yard completion to Kelce. A defensive holding penalty helped extend the drive for the Chiefs, and a deep pass to Kelce put the Chiefs on the board. Chiefs 24 Chargers 9

Eighth drive: The Chiefs started the drive with a 6-yard run from Williams and a short pass to Kelce for the first down. The Chiefs couldn’t convert the next set of downs and were forced to punt.

Ninth drive: The Chiefs started the drive with a 14-yard gain from McCoy, and converted on their first third down of the drive with a run from Williams, but failed to convert on the next set of downs and punted.

Tenth drive: The Chiefs went three-and-out after two short gains and an incompletion.

Eleventh drive: Mahomes scrambled once again for a huge gain of 15 yards to convert a third-and-6. The Chiefs can’t convert the next set of downs though, and punt with two minutes left in the game.

Twelfth drive: Chiefs took the victory formation to end the game


DEFENSE


First half

First drive: Chargers quarterback Phillip Rivers completed a 16-yard pass to tight end Hunter Henry and a 7-yard pass to wide receiver Keenan Allen to start the game. Rivers then completed a 37-yard pass to running back Austin Ekeler to get into the red zone. The Chiefs were able to stuff the run and keep the Chargers on third-and-long to force Los Angeles to settle for three points. Chargers 3 Chiefs 0

Second drive: The Chargers started the drive strong with three straight rushes from running back Melvin Gordon for a total of 33 yards. But the Chiefs recovered, finally keeping the Chargers short of the first-down marker. The Chargers missed their field goal attempt.

Third drive: The Chargers started the drive with a short pass to Ekeler, but Rivers was then sacked for a big loss. The Chargers converted on third down with a screen play. A catch and run from Allen gave the Chargers 30 yards, but on the following play Frank Clark forced an errant pass from Rivers that was intercepted by Derrick Nnadi.

Fourth drive: The Chargers started the drive with a 6-yard pass and an 11-yard run for a first down. but a few plays later, Rivers threw his second interception of the day to Tyrann Mathieu.

Fifth drive: The Chargers started the drive with a 26-yard completion to convert on third down. An 18-yard run from Ekeler put the Chargers into the red zone, but three straight incompletions forced the Chargers to take a field goal Charger 6 Chiefs 7

Sixth drive: The Chargers started the drive with a 16-yard catch and run from Ekeler. Then Ekeler took another short pass for 18 more yards, and Gordon had a short catch and run to put the Chargers in field goal range. Back-to-back holding penalties pulled the Chargers out of field goal range before a 14-yard completion put them back in range. Chargers 9 Chiefs 10

Second half

Seventh drive: The Chargers went three-and-out to start the second half.

Eighth drive: The drive started with an interference call against the Chiefs, giving the Chargers 25 yards. A 7-yard reception by Allen converted the Chargers’ first third down of the drive. Another interference penalty put the Chargers into the red zone, and Allen scored on a 7-yard reception. Chargers 17 Chiefs 24

Ninth drive: The Chargers started the drive with a 14-yard completion to Henry. But the Chargers failed to convert on the next set of downs — thank to a strip sack from Frank Clark

Tenth drive: The Chargers went three-and out thanks to a big tackle for loss from Clark.

Eleventh drive: Rivers threw his third interception of the game three plays into the drive.

Twelfth drive: Two incompletions and a short pass forced the Chargers into an early fourth-and-short situation, which they converted with a 10-yard pass to Henry. A huge 50-yard reception by Mike Williams but the Chargers in field goal range. But a few plays later, Daniel Sorenson picked Rivers off in the end zones, sealing the game.


SPECIAL TEAMS


No noteworthy special teams plays.


INJURIES


  • Chiefs WR Tyreek Hill is questionable to return with a leg injury
  • Chiefs OL Austin Reiter is questionable to return
  • Chiefs RB Damien Williams is out
  • Chiefs safety Jordan Lucas is out
  • Chiefs RB LeSean McCoy left the game in the fourth quarter with an injury

STATISTICS


CATEGORY KC LAC
Total Yards 310 438
Total Plays 60 73
Yards per play 5.2 6.0
Rushing Yards 130 93
Rush Attempts 27 19
Yards per rush 4.80 4.90
Passing Gross Yards 182 353
Sacks/Yards lost 1/2 2/8
Passing Net Yards 180 345
Comp/Att/Pct 19/32/59% 28/52/54%
Yards per pass 5.50 6.40
Interceptions thrown 1 4
Fumbles lost 0 0
Turnovers 1 4
Penalties/Yards 8/102 9/60
Total Drives 12 12
Time of Possession 28:58 31:02
First downs 18 23
Rushing first downs 7 6
Passing first downs 9 14
Penalty first downs 2 3
Third down (Made/Att/Pct) 6/13/46% 5/15/33%
Fourth down (Made/Att/Pct) 0/0/0% 1/1/100%
Goal to go (Made/Att/Pct) 1/1/100% 1/2/50%
Red Zone (Made/Att/Pct) 2/2/100% 1/4/25%
Touchdowns 3 1
TDs/Rushing 2 0
TDs/Passing 1 1
TDs/Interception 0 0
TDs/Kickoff Return 0 0
TDs/Fumble Return 0 0
TDs/Punt Return 0 0
TDs/Defense/ST 0 0
Safeties 0 0
Extra Points (Made/Att) 3/3 1/1
Field Goals (Made/Att) 3/3 0/0
Two-Point Conv (Made/Att) 0/0 1/1
Kickoffs (Num/EZ/TB) 5/4/3 4/4/4
Punts (Num/Yds) 6/240 3/143
Gross Punting Avg Yds 40.0 47.7
Net Punting Avg Yds 40.0 40.3
Total Rtn Yds (No KOs) 57 2
Punt Returns (Num/Yds) 2/22 2/0
Kickoff Returns (Num/Yds) 0/0 2/44
Int Returns (Num/Yds) 4/35 1/2
Punts blocked 0 0
FGs/PATs Blocked 0/0 0/0
Timeouts (Rem/Used) 2/1 0/3
Attendance -- 76,252

CHIEFS PASSING C ATT YDS AVG TD LG INT SK SKYD RTG
Patrick Mahomes 19 32 182 5.7 1 31 1 1 2 72.7
TEAM 19 32 182 5.7 1 31 1 1 2 //

CHARGERS PASSING C ATT YDS AVG TD LG INT SK SKYD RTG
Philip Rivers 28 52 353 6.8 1 50 4 2 8 49.6
TEAM 28 52 353 6.8 1 50 4 2 8 //

CHIEFS RUSHING CAR YDS AVG TD LG
Darrel Williams 12 34 2.8 1 6t
LeSean McCoy 7 29 4.1 1 8
Damien Williams 4 7 1.8 0 3
Patrick Mahomes 4 60 15.0 0 24
TEAM 27 130 4.8 2 24

CHARGERS RUSHING CAR YDS AVG TD LG
Melvin Gordon III 14 69 4.9 0 21
Austin Ekeler 5 24 4.8 0 18
TEAM 19 93 4.9 0 21

CHIEFS RECEIVING REC YDS AVG TD LG TGTS YAC
Mecole Hardman 2 13 6.5 0 9 4 17
Tyreek Hill 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
Travis Kelce 7 92 13.1 1 31 10 20
LeSean McCoy 4 28 7.0 0 16 6 26
Byron Pringle 1 9 9.0 0 9 1 1
Demarcus Robinson 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
Sammy Watkins 2 26 13.0 0 15 3 19
Damien Williams 1 6 6.0 0 6 1 3
Darrel Williams 2 8 4.0 0 4 3 8
Deon Yelder 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
TEAM 19 182 9.6 1 31 32 94

CHARGERS RECEIVING REC YDS AVG TD LG TGTS YAC
Keenan Allen 8 71 8.9 1 30 12 32
Austin Ekeler 8 108 13.5 0 37 12 104
Melvin Gordon III 3 21 7.0 0 12 5 22
Virgil Green 1 8 8.0 0 8 1 4
Hunter Henry 6 69 11.5 0 16 9 21
Jason Moore 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
Andre Patton 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
Troymaine Pope 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
Mike Williams 2 76 38.0 0 50 5 7
TEAM 28 353 12.6 1 50 47 190

CHIEFS FUMBLES FUM LOST FF REC
(OWN)
TD REC
(OPP)
TD
Frank Clark 0 0 1 0 0 0 0
LeSean McCoy 1 0 0 1 0 0 0
TEAM 1 0 1 1 0 0 0

CHARGERS FUMBLES FUM LOST FF REC
(OWN)
TD REC
(OPP)
TD
Austin Ekeler 0 0 0 1 0 0 0
Brandon Facyson 0 0 0 1 0 0 0
Desmond King II 2 0 0 1 0 0 0
Denzel Perryman 0 0 1 0 0 0 0
Philip Rivers 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
TEAM 3 0 1 3 0 0 0

CHIEFS DEFENSE TOT SOLO ASST SACK YDS INT TFL PD QBH TD FF FR
Anthony Hitchens 10 2 8 0.0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Daniel Sorensen 8 6 2 0.0 0.0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0
Tyrann Mathieu 8 4 4 0.0 0.0 1 0 2 0 0 0 0
Damien Wilson 6 3 3 0.0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Bashaud Breeland 5 3 2 0.0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Frank Clark 5 2 3 1.0 0.0 0 1 1 3 0 1 0
Ben Niemann 4 2 2 0.0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Juan Thornhill 3 2 1 0.0 0.0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0
Mike Pennel 3 2 1 1.0 8.0 0 2 0 2 0 0 0
Rashad Fenton 3 3 0 0.0 0.0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0
Reggie Ragland 3 2 1 0.0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Armani Watts 2 0 2 0.0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Charvarius Ward 2 1 1 0.0 0.0 0 0 3 0 0 0 0
Khalen Saunders 2 1 1 0.0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Tanoh Kpassagnon 2 1 1 0.0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Derrick Nnadi 1 0 1 0.0 0.0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0
Jordan Lucas 1 0 1 0.0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Morris Claiborne 1 1 0 0.0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Chris Jones 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0 0 2 1 0 0 0
Joey Ivie 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0
LeSean McCoy 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
TEAM 69 35 34 2 8 4 3 12 7 0 1 1

CHARGERS DEFENSE TOT SOLO ASST SACK YDS INT TFL PD QBH TD FF FR
Joey Bosa 2 2 0 0.0 0.0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0
Jatavis Brown 3 3 0 0.0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Michael Davis 1 1 0 0.0 0.0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0
Thomas Davis Sr. 12 6 6 0.0 0.0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0
Austin Ekeler 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Casey Hayward Jr. 1 1 0 0.0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Melvin Ingram III 5 4 1 1.0 2.0 0 2 2 2 0 0 0
Rayshawn Jenkins 3 1 2 0.0 0.0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0
Justin Jones 3 2 1 0.0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Brandon Mebane 1 1 0 0.0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Uchenna Nwosu 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0
Denzel Perryman 7 6 1 0.0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
Isaac Rochell 1 0 1 0.0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Damion Square 4 1 3 0.0 0.0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
Jaylen Watkins 11 7 4 0.0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Kyzir White 1 1 0 0.0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
TEAM 55 36 19 1 2 1 3 5 5 0 1 1

CHIEFS INT INT YDS AVG LG TD
Rashad Fenton 1 0 0.0 0 0
Tyrann Mathieu 1 35 35.0 35 0
Derrick Nnadi 1 0 0.0 0 0
Daniel Sorensen 1 0 0.0 0 0
TEAM 4 35 8.8 35 0

CHARGERS INT INT YDS AVG LG TD
Rayshawn Jenkins 1 2 2.0 2 0
TEAM 1 2 2.0 2 0

CHIEFS KICK RET NO YDS AVG LG TD
TEAM 0 0 0 0 0

CHARGERS KICK RET NO YDS AVG LG TD
Desmond King II 1 25 25.0 25 0
Troymaine Pope 1 19 19.0 19 0
TEAM 2 44 22.0 25 0

CHIEFS PUNT RET NO YDS AVG LG TD
Mecole Hardman 2 22 11.0 15 0
TEAM 2 22 11.0 15 0

CHARGERS PUNT RET NO YDS AVG LG TD
Desmond King II 2 0 0.0 0 0
TEAM 2 0 0.0 0 0

CHIEFS KICKING FGA/FGM PCT LONG XP PTS
Harrison Butker 1/1 100.0 41 3 6
TEAM 1/1 100.0 41 3 6

CHARGERS KICKING FGA/FGM PCT LONG XP PTS
Michael Badgley 4/3 75.0 49 0 9
TEAM 4/3 75.0 49 0 9

CHIEFS PUNTING NO YDS AVG TB I20 LG
Dustin Colquitt 6 240 40.0 0 5 55
TEAM 6 240 40.0 0 5 55

CHARGERS PUNTING NO YDS AVG TB I20 LG
Ty Long 3 143 47.7 0 0 59
TEAM 3 143 47.7 0 0 59