LA Chargers: Getting to know the Kansas City Chiefs

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(Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images) – LA Chargers
(Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images) – LA Chargers /

The LA Chargers will travel to Kansas City to take on the Chiefs in the season finale.

The LA Chargers picked up their third straight win after beating the Denver Broncos 19-16. Justin Herbert broke the rookie passing touchdown record after hitting Austin Ekeler for a nine-yard score in the second quarter.

The Chargers almost blew another double-digit lead as Drew Lock and the Broncos battled from a 13-point deficit to tie the game with just under three minutes left. Herbert and the offense drove down to the Broncos’ 13-yard line where Michael Badgley hit the go-ahead 37-yard field goal with 45 seconds left.

Lock threw up a Hail Mary as time expired but it was intercepted by Mike Williams giving the Chargers their sixth win of the season.

The Chiefs head into this matchup against the Chargers with a 14-1 record and have already locked up the one-seed in the AFC meaning they will likely rest some of their top players for this meeting. Chad Henne will be the Chiefs’ starting quarterback this week which could lead to the Chargers picking up their seventh win on the year.

Last Five Matchups

The Chiefs have won four out of the last five meetings against the Chargers with the Chargers’ last win coming in December of 2018. The Chargers overcame multiple 14-point deficits and took the lead following a Mike Williams touchdown and two-point conversion to defeat the Chiefs.

The Chiefs took the first meeting this season against the Chargers. Justin Herbert made his first career start following an incident to Tyrod Taylor before the game.

Herbert was very impressive in his first start. He found out he would be starting just seconds before the opening kickoff and put on a show. He threw for 311 yards and a touchdown and took Patrick Mahomes and the Chiefs to overtime where Harrison Butker would hit the game-winning 58-yard field goal.