In a game where the new faces were meant to be making all of the noise, it was some of the older heads that helped elevate the Chiefs to a hugely convincing 38 – 28 win over the Chargers.
The tone was set from the very beginning. The first touch of the ball would belong to Tyreek Hill, taking a punt back to the house for 91 yards. What followed was a career day for Tyreek HIll going for 264 all purpose yards and 3 touchdowns.
Do you remember those 36 yards passes Alex Smith used to throw to Sherman? Me neither. Well with this offense, anything is possible. After Ron Parker intercepted Rivers, Mahomes led the Chiefs on a highly impressive scoring drive before connecting with ‘Sausage’ for six.
We all knew that Mahomes would come in and light it up, but we did not expect him to be this good. Whilst displaying his impressive arm strength, he also showed a maturity well beyond his years. The only knock on his day is some of his decisions to run and not slide, leaving him exposed to a couple of nasty hits. He would finish with 256 yards and 4 touchdowns.
The Chargers would make us sweat towards the end, but to be honest as soon as the Chiefs opened up an 18 point lead, the result really wasn’t in doubt. Yes the defence needs work but hopefully we will get Berry back sooner rather than later.
Overall we have to be delighted with this performance. The heavily favoured Chargers were the league’s trendy pick for the West. The Chiefs did not get the message.
On to Pittsburgh.