Chargers WR Mike Williams was surprised to be open on game-winning 2-point conversion
Mike Williams was surprised after his heroic performance for Los Angeles Chargers on Thursday night. Not only did the second-year wideout score the key touchdown, but he also caught the key two-point conversion attempt which gave the Chargers the improbable 29-28 come-from-behind win over the Kansas City Chiefs.
However, it wasn’t the Chargers’ comeback nor his huge plays which were what surprised Williams; it was how easy it was for him to get the game-winning score.
“They left me wide open in the end zone. I was surprised,” Williams said per Austin Knoblauch of NFL.com. “They were double-teaming me in the slot, every time I was down there, so I’ll take it to win the game.”
The Chargers, who were already without running backs Melvin Gordon and Austin Ekeler, needed Williams to step up in a big way after top wideout Keenan Allen left in the second quarter with a hip injury. And deliver he did.
The second-year wide receiver was a huge factor in the Chargers’ comeback. He finished with seven catches for 76 yards with two touchdowns, including the big one-yard touchdown catch with just four seconds left in the game. He even added a 19-yard rushing score for good measure.
After an injury-hit rookie season in 2017, Williams is finally showing why the Chargers took him with the No. 7 pick in last year’s draft. He’s got 30 catches for 516 yards this season to go with a team-high seven touchdowns.
Williams and the Chargers clinched a well-deserved playoff spot with that win against the Chiefs. But they can still overtake Kansas City in the AFC West if they win out and the Chiefs drop one of their remaining two games.