Kansas City Chiefs: Rapid Reaction Vs Los Angeles Chargers in Week 3

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The Kansas City Chiefs won a hard fought game against the Los Angeles Chargers by a score of 24-10. It was a close game, but the Chiefs reigned victorious and are 3-0 on the year.

How ’bout them Chiefs baby? They’re 3-0 for the first time since 2013!

Now while we’re all excited right now, it was an entirely different feeling ten minutes ago. This was a tight game all throughout and Kansas City Chiefs fans had to be on the edge of their seats wondering if their team would pull out a W on the road.

Fortunately, the good guys won, and it sounded like a lot of Chiefs fans were at the StubHub Center to root on the men in red. So, that’s neat.

For those of you who read Ben Almquist’s “Nuts and Bolts” to this game, you’d have seen that I predicted the Chiefs to lose. I’m glad to be wrong on that one and after watching this game, it’d be hard for people to blame me too much for my prediction. The Chargers were in this game until the last two minutes or so.

The Chiefs defense came through, limiting the Chargers to just ten points and picking Philip Rivers off three times. Those three interceptions led to Chiefs points, with Alex Smith connecting with Tyreek Hill to make it a 7-0 game and then getting a shovel pass to Albert Wilson for the second touchdown to make it a 14-0 game.

After that, Los Angeles would score on a Melvin Gordon run. They’d only add a field goal after that and the score would sit at 17-10 for what seemed like forever.

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The Chargers had a chance to tie things up in the fourth quarter, but on third and ten near mid field, Justin Houston sacked Rivers. Los Angeles punted and the Chiefs went on to try and run the clock out.

The icing on the cake was when Kareem Hunt took the ball 69 yards down the field for a touchdown with less than two minutes remaining in the game. Rivers and the Bolts attempted to make it a one possession game, but failed to put the ball in the end zone.

This was a sloppy game for Kansas City, but they still won and at the end of the day, that’s all that matters. Alex Smith went 16 of 21 for 155 yards and two touchdowns, but was sacked five times. The offensive line was atrocious on Sunday and that’s something that needs to be fixed ASAP.

Kareem Hunt once again had a sensational game, carrying the ball 17 times for 172 yards and a touchdown. Tyreek Hill also had a nice game, grabbing five catches for 77 yards and a touchdown. Justin Houston and Allen Bailey both had sacks on the day.

Next up for the Chiefs is a Monday Night Football game at Arrowhead Stadium against the Washington Redskins. Let’s pack the house and make some noise for that one and help our Kansas City Chiefs get to 4-0 on the year!