Rookie quarterback got a surprise start, and played surprisingly well but the fairy tale day ended on a sour note as the Chargers dropped an overtime thriller 23-20 against the Chiefs inside SoFi Stadium.
The Bolts’ defense was miraculous for most of the game. They got after Mahomes early and often, but it all came down to a lone rookie mistake. With a 17-9 lead, Herbert scrambled left for what looked like an easy first down to extend the drive. Instead, he hurled a ball downfield to Keenan Allen who had tow players draped over him and it was picked.
The Chiefs capitalized on a deep touchdown on the following drive and both teams traded touchdowns before heading into overtime with a score of 20-20.
After the Chargers elected to punt on a 4th-and-1 on their own 34-yard line, Mahomes and the Chiefs made their way down to the 36-yard line where Harrison Butker converted a 58-yard field goal for the walk-off win in Los Angeles.