Mike Williams scored a one-yard touchdown reception and the go-ahead two-point conversion with four seconds remaining as the Los Angeles Chargers shocked the Kansas City Chiefs 29-28 Thursday night at Arrowhead Stadium.
Philip Rivers finished 26-of-38 for 313 yards, two touchdowns and two interceptions. Rivers was down a target when wide receiver Keenan Allen left the game in the first half with a hip injury. In Allen's absence, Mike Williams caught seven passes for 76 yards and scored three total touchdowns while Tyrell Williams added 71 yards on six catches.
Running back Justin Jackson started the game in place of Melvin Gordon and rushed for 58 yards and a touchdown on 16 carries. Detrez Newsome added 53 total yards. Safety Adrian Phillips led the Chargers with nine tackles and defensive end Melvin Ingram was credited with 1.5 sacks.
The win snaps a nine-game losing streak to the Chiefs and clinched a playoff spot.
Rivers was intercepted by cornerback Steven Nelson on the second play of the game. Starting at the Chargers’ 49-yard line, the Chiefs closed a 10-play drive with a five-yard touchdown reception from Patrick Mahomes to wide receiver Demarcus Robinson.
Kansas City possessed the ball for nearly 10 minutes in the first quarter. On its second possession, Mahomes found running back Darrel Williams for an 11-yard touchdown reception. The Chiefs led 14-0 after one.
Los Angeles got on the board with a 10-play drive that started with a 38-yard reception by Mike Williams. It ended with a three-yard touchdown from Rivers to Williams that cut Kansas City’s lead seven points.
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Late in the second quarter with the Chargers at Kansas City’s 11-yard line, Rivers threw an interception to cornerback Kendall Fuller in the end zone. It was Rivers’ second pick of the game, and it kept the score 14-7 Chiefs at halftime.
Kansas City opened the second half with a seven-play, 74-yard touchdown drive. Running back Damien Williams punched in a two-yard score to increase the Chiefs lead to 21-7.
A much-needed response from the Chargers came in the form of an 11-play, 76-yard scoring drive of their own. Mike Williams scored his second touchdown of the game on a 19-yard rush. He has nine total touchdowns on the season.
Damien Williams' second rushing touchdown of the night put Kansas City up 28-14 with 8:20 remaining in the game. Los Angeles answered with a three-yard touchdown rush by Jackson before Mike Williams' score and go-ahead two-point conversion.
Los Angeles returns home in Week 16 to take on the Baltimore Ravens from ROKiT Field at StubHub Center. Kickoff is on Saturday, Dec. 22 at 5:20 p.m. Pacific on NFL Network.