NFL

The Chargers Rode a 416 Yards Offensive Output and Cruised Past the Chiefs 38-21

Powered by 302 yards from Justin Herbert, and a total team offensive output of 416 yards, the Los Angeles Chargers cruised past the Kansas City Chiefs in a lopsided 38-21 victory, Sunday, Jan. 3, 2021 in Arrowhead Stadium in Kansas City. The Chargers rushing game contributed to this win with 135 yards and two rushing touchdowns, to support a 302 yards, three touchdowns effort by Justin Herbert.

Herbert helped the Chargers in this victory by attempting 31 passes and completing 22 of them. This led to a final QB production of 302 yards, zero interceptions and three touchdowns for the game.

Kalen Ballage and Justin Jackson led the rushing game for the Chargers. Ballage rushed for 36 yards from carrying the football 13 times. Ballage was helped by Jackson who carried the football nine times for a total of 72 yards. In the passing game, Herbert was most successful throwing the ball to Tyron Johnson and Mike Williams. Johnson caught two passes for a total of 35 yards, while Williams contributed with 108 yards from six passes.

Contributing to the victory was a defensive line stats of one sack , zero forced fumbles, one tackle for loss, and zero defensive touchdowns for the Chargers.

For the losing team, Chad Henne finished the game completing 23 of 32 passes to lead the way for the Chiefs. This performance by Henne led to a QB rating of 111.20, and game stats of 218 yards, zero interceptions and two touchdowns.

The rushing game for the Chiefs was led by Anthony Sherman and Darwin Thompson. For the game, Sherman rushed for six yards from carrying the football one time. Meanwhile Thompson carried the ball 14 times for a total of 45 yards. For the passing game, the top receivers for the Chiefs included Byron Pringle and Demarcus Robinson. Pringle caught four passes for a total of 52 yards, while Robinson contributed with 58 yards from six passes.

In their loss, the Chiefs defense contributed with zero forced fumbles and no tackles to go along with three sacks and zero defensive touchdowns. This production from the Chiefs defense was not enough help get a win.

The Chargers walked away from the game with an improved seasonal record of 7-9. The Chiefs on the other hand, dropped to 14-2 for the season.