The late touchdown pass to Williams was the second score for the Chargers in the final four minutes, as Justin Jackson's three-yard run in to the end zone got the rally started. It was also the third touchdown of the game for Williams, who caught both of Rivers' touchdown passes, while also running in from 19 yards out in the third quarter. He finished with seven catches for 76 yards, while Jackson stepped in for the injured Melvin Gordon and Austin Ekeler with 58 yards on the ground. The Chargers out-gained the Chiefs, 407-294, but their two turnovers helped the Chiefs pull ahead for most of the night.
Kansas City jumped out to a 14-0 lead, and then led by 14 in the fourth quarter before the Chargers rallied late. Cornerback Kendall Fuller had a crucial mistake on the Chargers' final drive, getting called for a penalty in the end zone, which gave Los Angeles the ball at the one-yard line. That led to the game-winning plays, as the Chargers do hold the tiebreaker between the two, if it's needed, by holding a better division record. Rivers finished the night with 313 yards passing, overcoming his two interceptions, and helping the Chargers snap their nine-game losing streak against the Chiefs. That streak dates back to 2013, which is the last time they beat the Chiefs, and is also the last time they made the playoffs.
Patrick Mahomes did not put up his normal numbers, throwing for 243 yards and two touchdowns, as Kansas City suffered their first loss on their home field. Mahomes could've sealed the win late after Jackson's touchdown, but his inability to get a first down gave the Chargers the ball back quickly. Damien Williams did find the end zone on the ground, but the Chiefs suffered their third loss, all of which have come against playoff threats.
The Chiefs' road does not get any easier, as they will visit the red-hot Seattle Seahawks on Sunday Night Football next week. Meanwhile, the Chargers return home for a Saturday night matchup with the Baltimore Ravens.