3 Underrated Heroes from Chiefs' Week 7 Win vs. Chargers

These players were phenomenal in Kansas City's decisive victory
Marquez Valdes-Scantling recorded a season-best 84 yards and a TD in the Chiefs' win
Marquez Valdes-Scantling recorded a season-best 84 yards and a TD in the Chiefs' win / Nathan Ray Seebeck-USA TODAY Sports
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Plenty of Chiefs players deserve credit for the team's most impressive performance of the season, a 31-17 win over a Chargers team that's given Kansas City all it can handle the last few years.

We know that Patrick Mahomes and Travis Kelce had spectacular days, but they're not the only Chiefs that turned in excellent efforts.

Let's take a look at three underrated Chiefs heroes from the Week 7 victory that effectively helped Kansas City seal an eighth consecutive AFC West title.

3 Underrated Chiefs Heroes from Week 7 vs. Chargers

1. Marquez Valdes-Scantling

That's what we like to see!

I wrote that Valdes-Scantling was fighting for his job and boy, oh boy, did he deliver. The speedster hauled in three passes for 84 yards and the game's opening TD, surpassing his receiving total in the five previous games combined.

This was a massive step forward for the struggling Valdes-Scantling, who had only three catches since Week 2. Forcing defenses to respect deep shots is a vital component of what makes this offense click, so seeing that connection early was terrific.

If Valdes-Scantling rebounds from a brutal start to the season, the ceiling for Kansas City's offense returns to the absurd level we've seen throughout Mahomes' career.

He's now got 200 receiving yards through seven games. With a gauntlet of opponents waiting in future weeks like the Dolphins, Bills and Eagles, the Chiefs need Valdes-Scantling to return to the form that saw him get 687 yards last year.

Valdes-Scantling has a long way to go, but this was a great step in the right direction.

This next Chiefs hero made his season debut in absolutely dominant fashion.