The Chiefs offense struggled all game until the fourth quarter, stop if you have heard that before.
Kansas City never led in the game till the final minutes when Harrison Butker kicked a 58-yard field goal with 1:55 remaining in overtime, and the Kansas City Chiefs survived a superlative first start by rookie Chargers quarterback Justin Herbert to beat Los Angeles 23-20.
Butker’s game-winner was his third field goal of the day and his second from 58 yards, which tied a Chiefs record for distance.
He nailed a 30-yarder on the final play of regulation.
In overtime, Butker sent the ball through the uprights from 53 yards, but KC was called for a false start. Then the Chargers called timeout, giving him a rehearsal kick from 58 that he also made before the one that counted.
Patrick Mahomes and the offense were not clicking at all until the fourth quarter when the Chiefs had to come from a 17-6 deficit in the third quarter to get the victory. Mahomes finished 27 of 47 for 302 yards and two touchdowns.
The Chiefs defense looked fantastic late getting a clutch three and out to start overtime when Los Angeles won the toss and elected to receive.
The rest of the game the Chiefs defense struggled to tackle the Chargers running backs Ekeler and Kelly.
Mahomes was the clutch player late as he converted several key third down plays, one that was a 3rd and 20 on the final drive of regulation with the Chiefs trailing 20-17.
The Chargers were set to start Tyrod Taylor but he had a chest injury during warm-up and thus the rookie from Oregon got his first start and he played very well, throwing for 311 yards with one touchdown but did have one crucial interception late in the game.
Kelce led the Chiefs in receiving with nine receptions and 90 yards. Tyreek Hill had five receptions for 99 yards and one touchdown.
The Chiefs had 11 penalties for 90 yards, including three holding plays on the final drive and in overtime.
Kansas City is now 2-0 and they face 2-0 Baltimore on Monday night.