A lot of airtime, bandwidth, and ink was used over the course of the winter to explain why some team wasn’t named to Kansas City Chiefs He will win the AFC West title.
Heads traded Terek Hill, one of the best receivers in the NFL. The rest of the West Asia members have updated their rosters with huge and fun moves.
And here we are, not even on Thanksgiving, and every Chiefs has won the AFC West again. Everyone outside of Missouri must have forgotten that chiefs did Patrick Mahomeswho is still the best player in the NFL.
The division is not over yet, but it will not be long. The chiefs were frightened, however He escaped by winning the main 30-27 on Sunday night In the Los Angeles Chargers. The Chargers took a 27-23 lead with 1:46 remaining after some impressive plays Justin Herbert, but that was a long time coming for Mahomes. Anyone watching can guess how the match will end. Mahomes drove a long and hit Travis Kelsey A 17-yard touchdown run with 31 seconds left. It was the third time that Kelsey had been knocked down in the match.
Kansas City is 8-2, with a three-game tiebreaker lead over the 5-5 Chargers. The Chiefs would need to lose four times the rest of the season to give the Chargers any chance, which is highly unlikely.
There’s more than one reason the Chiefs are great year after year, but one factor stands out: Kansas City has the Mahomes, and no one else does.
Chargers start quickly, Chiefs rebound
The charger came out hard. Herbert had a great 50-yard touchdown pass to Josh Palmer, when he rolled left and threw all the way across the field to his left, where Palmer picked it up for the score.
The Chargers looked pretty confident after that. Austin Eckler Scored a short touchdown in the second quarter. Los Angeles got a field goal near the end of the half. They led 20-13 at halftime.
The Chargers needed to keep scoring after that to keep their distance from Mahomes’ heads. This is not what happened. Their first two drives after halftime resulted in 18 net yards and two rushing kicks. This allowed the Chiefs to regain the lead.
Kansas City regained control when Travis Kelsey ran a way through, and Mahomes threw a pass where he had to get out of reach of the Chargers cornerback. Ashanti Samuel Jr In coverage, Kelsey then took it up front and scored a 32-yard touchdown.
Kelce is a great player, and in all three of his encounters, he’s made something out of almost nothing. But it’s also no coincidence that the Chiefs’ receivers always get the ball in exactly the right spot, and are perfectly positioned to turn it over long runs after catching it. Mahomes is the best quarterback in the NFL, but Herbert is one of the rare players in a league close to his level.
Back and forth between the two quarterbacks was great theater on Sunday night.
Chargers are taking the lead of late
The Chargers and Chiefs traded crushing fumbles in the fourth quarter. Keenan Allen He could have put the Chargers within field goal range, but he coughed it up and the Chiefs recovered. Then, Kansas City went on a drive that could have put the game away, but the Chargers linebacker Troy Reader Hit the ball off the chiefs as they run backwards Jerrick McKinnon Los Angeles recovered.
The Chargers had a shot, trailing 23-20 with good field placement. On the third and eighteenth over after a period of play, Herbert got into a great game with Allen. Herbert threw it deep and Allen caught it for a 46-yard gain. And Allen, who returned from a hamstring injury that sidelined him all but two games of the season before Sunday, made a major modification to work near cornerback and he’s had impressive success. The Chargers were within field goal range but wanted a touchdown and the lead.
The Chargers gained a goaltending situation on the two-minute warning. Herbert Palmer hit for a touchdown with 1:46 remaining and the Chargers led 27-23. It’s been a lot of time on Mahomes.
A massive defensive penalty on third down with 1:05 remaining gave the Chiefs a first defeat in Chargers territory. This was the opening Mahomes needed. Mahomes kicked Kielce on a 17-yard touchdown run with 31 seconds left to give Kielce a hat-trick.
The Chargers didn’t have much time but they did have 31 seconds and three timeouts. But Herbert threw a desperation pass down the field that was overturned and intercepted.
The Chiefs will be the AFC West champions again. This is a formality at this point. They are also a competitor in the Super Bowl. They likely will be as long as Mahomes is in his prime.