(610 Sports) - The Kansas City Chiefs first trip to take on the Los Angeles Chargers at SoFi Stadium was an eventful one, to say the least. I would have been shocked to see the Chiefs first loss of the season come at the hands of Chargers rookie quarterback, Justin Herbert, who wasn't even slated to start today. Here are my thoughts from the game.
A L’Jarius Sneed interception on a rookie mistake throw by Justin Herbert, set up Patrick Mahomes 54-yard bomb to the cheetah Tyreek Hill and the ensuing two-point conversion tied the game up. The interception from Sneed was a huge momentum shift in this game, especially with it in the second half. Sneed stepping up as a rookie and playing so well in his first two NFL games shows some real promise with the youngster, who's currently on pace for an interception every game this season, as unlikely as that is.
The Chiefs defense still needs some work. They do have a penchant for coming up with big plays like the interception by Sneed, but they gave up way too much on the ground with 183 total rushing yards. If the Chiefs want to run this back, they need to assess their run defense issue.
I’ll give credit to where it is due and Harrison Butker is a stud with a rocket strapped to his hip, as he was able to knock down a 58-yarder, which was a career long field goal. He looks like he can easily knock one down well over 60 yards, witnessed by the fact that he hit a second 58-yarder to win the game in overtime, which was the icing on the cake.
Butker is a bad, bad man… I love me some kickers.