Last night, the Los Angeles Chargers made a statement by going into Kansas City and pulling out the victory over the Chiefs, 29-28. This game was very important for both and the Chargers kept pace with the Chiefs in the race for the division. This win now ties them both at 11-3.
The Chiefs got out to an early lead after a Philip Rivers interception and it looked like they would run away with the game. Watching this game, I had the feeling that the Chargers were right where they wanted to be despite miscues by Rivers and the offense. What was impressive about this win was that they were without the services of Melvin Gordon and backup, Austin Ekeler. Keenan Allen was lost during the game after he injured his hip as well, complicating matters even more. Having probably the best game of his career, second year receiver, Mike Williams scored three touchdowns, one rushing and two receiving and caught the game winning two-point conversion as well.
The Chargers have been a team that has been underrated and they have been slowly getting the attention of others throughout the league and this win last night should silence many doubters. The Chiefs are a very good football team and this was a game that should give the Chargers the confidence they need going forward.
If the Chargers are able to secure one of the tops seeds, they will be a team no one will want to face because by the post season, a lot of their key guys will hopefully be back and ready to make a push for what many in that organization hope will be Philip Rivers first Super Bowl appearance.