The Kansas City Chiefs narrowly defeated the Los Angeles Chargers in a nail-biting 23-20 win, Sunday, Sep. 20, 2020 in SoFi Stadium in Los Angeles. They deployed a rushing game that produced 125 yards, no rushing touchdowns, to support a Patrick Mahomes performance of 302 yards and two touchdowns.
Mahomes contributed to this win by completing 27 of 47 passes, finishing the game with 302 yards, no interceptions, two touchdowns and a QB rating of 90.90.
Clyde Edwards-Helaire and Darwin Thompson led the rushing game for the Chiefs. Edwards-Helaire rushed for 38 yards from carrying the football 10 times. Edwards-Helaire was helped by Thompson who carried the football four times for a total of 21 yards. In the passing game, Mahomes was most successful throwing the ball to Mecole Hardman and Tyreek Hill. Hardman caught two passes for a total of 30 yards, while Hill contributed with 99 yards from five passes.
Contributing to the victory was a defensive line stats of two sacks , no forced fumbles, one tackle for loss, and no defensive touchdowns for the Chiefs.
On the losing side of the game, Justin Herbert of the Chargers ended the day with one touchdown, along with 311 yards, one interception, and a 94.40 passer rating.
The rushing game for the Chargers was led by Joshua Kelley and Austin Ekeler. For the game, Kelley rushed for 64 yards from carrying the football 23 times. Meanwhile Ekeler carried the ball 16 times for a total of 93 yards. For the passing game, the top receivers for the Chargers included Keenan Allen and Jalen Guyton. Allen caught seven passes for a total of 96 yards, while Guyton contributed with 14 yards from one pass.
Although their team lost the game, the Chargers defense ended the game with one sack, and two tackles for loss, to go along with zero forced fumbles.
With the win, the Chiefs leave with a record of 1-0 for the season, while the Chargers record for the season is now 0-1.