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The Los Angeles Chargers blew a 10-point third-quarter lead by losing 27-24 to AFC West rival Kansas City Chiefs on Thursday Night’s Thriller, a game in which Justin Herbert was rocked by a knee injury. the ribs, but was said to be ‘GOOD’.
Chargers quarterback Herbert is expected to receive an X-ray after a heavy hit by Chiefs defenseman Mike Danna in the fourth quarter on his way to the training room at Arrowhead Stadium with his hand left pressed against the ribs.
Ultimately, Herbert only missed one game after the hit, coming back to try to lead his team to victory, while Chargers coach Brandon Staley said after the game that he was confident the Pro Bowl would be “fine.”
Herbert finished with 334 yards and three touchdown passes, as well as an interception that turned out to be a costly six-pick, while Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes threw for 235 yards and two touchdowns to lead his team to a comeback win.
Kansas City trailed 10-0 in the first quarter and spent most of the game playing catch-up, still 10 behind at the start of the second half. Rookie cornerback Jaylen Watson finally put the hosts up by seven points in the fourth quarter, knocking Herbert down at the goal line and then returning a whopping 99 yards for the go-ahead.
Things took a turn for the worse for the Chargers when Herbert briefly left the field with an injury two runs later; Kansas City running back Clyde Edwards-Heler subsequently split the Los Angeles defense on a 52-yard run for a field goal, extending the Chiefs’ lead to 10 with 3 1/2 minutes remaining.
Herbert got back into the game and valiantly tried to keep the Chargers in it. He threw a 36-yard dart on the fourth down to extend his subsequent possession, then found Joshua Palmer in the back of the end zone in the fourth and scored to bring Los Angeles within three at 27-24 with just over one minute to play. .
But Kansas City disallowed a subsequent field goal and ran out of time to post a decisive victory in the division to finish 2-0 on the season. Chargers drop to 1-1.