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Kansas City Chiefs: 5 star performances vs Chargers in week 2

INGLEWOOD, CALIFORNIA - SEPTEMBER 20: Wide receiver Tyreek Hill #10 of the Kansas City Chiefs rushes against the Los Angeles Chargers during the fourth quarter at SoFi Stadium on September 20, 2020 in Inglewood, California. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)
INGLEWOOD, CALIFORNIA - SEPTEMBER 20: Wide receiver Tyreek Hill #10 of the Kansas City Chiefs rushes against the Los Angeles Chargers during the fourth quarter at SoFi Stadium on September 20, 2020 in Inglewood, California. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images) /
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Wide receiver Mike Williams #81 of the Los Angeles Chargers has a pass broken up by free safety Tyrann Mathieu #32 of the Kansas City Chiefs during the first half (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images) /

The Kansas City Chiefs never led against the Chargers until the final whistle sounded in overtime. Who stood out the most in the thrilling 23-20 victory?

This game didn’t go as well as the season opener did for the Kansas City Chiefs, but an ugly win is better than a pretty loss. The Chiefs grinded out a difficult win in overtime and they’re now 2-0, but more importantly, Patrick Mahomes is still undefeated in the month of September. That’s obviously the most important stat.

I wasn’t planning to do a star performances post initially with how badly the Chiefs were playing in this one, but with a win comes the star performances and these guys definitely deserve credit. Let’s get to it.

5. Tyrann Mathieu

Have I mentioned how awesome of a move it was to sign Tyrann Mathieu prior to the 2019 season? Because it was one of the best decisions this team ever made next to drafting Patrick Mahomes, of course.

Mathieu has been fantastic since joining the Chiefs and was without a doubt one of the reasons they were able to get over the hump and win the Super Bowl earlier this year. Mathieu could land on this list every week, but he gets mentioned this week because of the pass breakup he had against Mike Williams in the first half that could have resulted in a touchdown had the Honey Badger not been right there to knock it away.

With the secondary being shorthanded this week, Mathieu was everywhere he needed to be and then some. But, then again, he does that on a weekly basis anyway.