CARSON—Tyreek Hill was utterly brilliant, unstoppable with the ball to the tune of 268 all purpose yards, as the Kansas City Chiefs easily knocked off the Los Angeles Chargers, 38-28, at the StubHub Center on Sunday, September 9. The Chargers (0-1), opened their 2018 season with a lackluster effort facing a divisional foe. The Chargers were missing Defensive End Joey Bosa.
Hill destroyed the Bolts singlehandedly. Two minutes into the game, Hill returned a 91-yard punt to the house begin his second season in the NFL.
The next Kansas City possession saw Hill catch a 58-yard TD, mind you he achieved this in the 1st quarter alone. The Chargers responded in the second quarter, QB Phillip Rivers hit running back Austin Ekeler for a 13-yard TD pass. The Chargers only trailed 17-12 at halftime. Unfortunately, dropped passes haunted the Chargers the whole afternoon.
Patrick Mahomes, the Chiefs new QB, is getting loads of attention and hype for good reason. He has a dynamite arm, his electric sleet will torch opposing defenses. His four touchdowns on the day extends the Chiefs winning streak over Los Angeles to nine in a row. The Chargers are their own worst enemy, making countless errors and gaffes on special teams.
Rivers finished the game 34/51 for 424 yards, three touchdowns and an interception. Allen caught eight balls for 108 yards and a touchdown. Gordon finished with 166 total yards and added a two-point conversion. Ekeler had 126 total yards and a receiving touchdown.
The AFC West is a wide open division, so the Chargers have a great opportunity to make the playoffs. Next week, the Chargers meet a team who had a disastrous week 1 as well in the Buffalo Bills. Sunday, September 17, kickoff is at 10:00 a.m. New Era field, the game will air on CBS.