The Kansas City Chiefs and the Los Angeles Chargers played arguably the best game of the year Thursday night. It was a game that literally had everything. There were goal line stands (4 of them), turnovers, amazing plays, massive performances from some of the game’s biggest stars, and a walk-off overtime winner.
Early in the overtime, Mahomes found Travis Kelce who weaves his way for the 34-yard touchdown. Mahomes was fired up right after the win.
410 pass YDs
Talk that talk.
— Bleacher Report (@BleacherReport) December 17, 2021
Mahomes finished with 410 yards passing and three passing touchdowns. He also led his team rushing with 32 yards on the ground.
Travis Kelce had a monster night on Thursday. He finished with 10 catches for a career-high 191 yards receiving, and two touchdowns. Mahomes struggled for much of the night, missing key throws to open receivers. He threw an interception and was strip sacked over the course of the game. But when the Chiefs needed him the most, Mahomes came up big in the 4th quarter and overtime.
After the game, Mahomes spoke with FOX Sports’ Kristina Pink to talk about the game winning play.
"We turned it on in the 4th quarter and got the win… The guys stepped up and showed that championship swagger."@Chiefs QB @PatrickMahomes joined @Kristina_Pink after the huge OT win! pic.twitter.com/3xpdajyTtm
— FOX Sports: NFL (@NFLonFOX) December 17, 2021
Mahomes discussed what Kelce told him after Mahomes missed him wide open on a 4th and goal earlier in the game. “He said you be you”. Mahomes certainly did that.
“We turned it on in the 4th quarter and got the win… The guys stepped up and showed that championship swagger.” The Chiefs put the league on notice again that are a serious contender with the offense clicking again.
The Chiefs have now won seven straight games and currently are the AFC’s top seed.