Justin Herbert leads Chargers to 4th quarter comeback over Chiefs

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Former Oregon Ducks quarterback Justin Herbert and the Los Angeles Chargers shocked the NFL world on Sunday when they came from behind to defeat the defending AFC champion Kansas City Chiefs, in Kansas City, by a score of 30-24.

The game was wild from start to finish but got exceptionally goofy in the fourth quarter, with four different lead changes and several uncharacteristic mistakes leading to a win for Los Angeles.

Herbert was outstanding, outdueling Mahomes by completing 26-of-38 passes for 281 yards and four touchdowns, along with zero interceptions.

It was not only Herbert’s first game with multiple passing touchdowns this season, it was also his first without an interception.

Herbert threw a pair of touchdowns in quick succession in the second quarter but was otherwise quiet until the final fifteen minutes.

A 20-yard strike to Mike Williams gave the Chargers a lead with 13:39 remaining in the game, but Mahomes struck back with a touchdown pass to Mecole Hardman to give Kansas City a lead with 6:43 remaining.

Herbert lead Los Angeles on a 10-play, 69-yard drive next, and a Tristan Vizcaino field goal tied things up with 2:14 remaining.

Mahomes threw his second interception of the game on the following drive, and Herbert marched his team down the field and hit Williams again in the end zone, which gave his team a 30-24 lead with 0:32 seconds left on the clock.

The decision to hit Williams in the end zone raised some eyebrows, especially after color commentator and former NFL quarterback Tony Romo criticized the play-call. Romo believed the Chargers should have run the clock down and gone for a touchdown with less than 10 seconds remaining, rather than giving Mahomes multiple chances to steal the game.

It ultimately did not matter, however, as Mahomes’ desperation hail mary fell short and the Chargers moved to 2-1 on the season in Herbert’s finest performance of the season to date – even if he was a little unsure of the result:

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