3 Chargers takeaways from upset Week 3 win over Chiefs
The Los Angeles Chargers earned a massive win over the Kansas City Chiefs on Sunday. They now find themselves at the top of the AFC South while Kansas City is now in last place. It’s time to continue our NFL takeaways series with a Chargers Week 3 takeaway.
It’s no secret the Chiefs have an electric offense. The surprise from Sunday’s game though was the Chargers’ defense. They created chaos throughout the game and consistently put Kansa City in tough situations.
As for LA’s offense, they have the tools to be a problem throughout the year. We’re used to seeing Keenan Allen serve as the top wideout, but Mike Williams has been impressive so far. Additionally, this might’ve been the biggest win of Justin Herbert’s career so far. With that said, here are three Chargers Week 3 takeaways from their game against the Chiefs.
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Chargers Week 3 Takeaways
3. Chargers defense is better than expected
The Chiefs kept it close and they racked up 437 total yards on offense. So it’s not like the Chargers bottled them up. However, Los Angeles forced two fumbles and intercepted Patrick Mahomes twice on the day. It’s tough to win any game when your team turns it over four times.
This defense is rather young and this big win over the Chiefs has given them a boost in confidence. They should carry that momentum into their next game, which could make the Chargers a dangerous team overall. They played great against Kansas City and this could be the start of a potential hot streak.
2. Mike Williams is the best receiver on the Chargers
While everyone has hyped up Keenan Allen, Mike Williams floated through the offseason noticed, and has emerged as the top receiver on this team. He’s obviously one of Justin Herbert’s favorite targets and Williams showed that with an impressive seven receptions, 122 yards, and two touchdowns on the day.
Mike Williams has looked fantastic through three games and there’s no reason to believe he won’t continue this streak. The Chargers are shaping up to have an elite offense, as Herbert spreads the ball around well. Look for Williams to play a major role throughout the rest of the year.
1. Justin Herbert proves he’s the real deal
Remember when Patrick Mahomes was asked about Justin Hebert being the real deal and his answer was, “I’ll believe it when I see it” (but he said it weird and backward)? Well, Mahomes saw it on Sunday after Herbert went off for 281 yards and four touchdowns. Not only that, but he led the Chargers to a late fourth-quarter drive to give LA a 30-24 lead.
It was a slow start for Justin Herbert as the touchdowns weren’t coming. That all changed on Sunday though as he proved himself against one of the best teams in the league. This performance shows that last season was not a fluke. The Chargers have found their franchise quarterback, as Herbert looks to have a long and successful career.