“I Didn’t Think We’d Beat Chargers”: Patrick Mahomes Gives an Honest Confession on Going Against Justin Herbert’ LA Chargers

Published 11/23/2022, 7:30 PM EST

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Patrick Mahomes and the Kansas City Chiefs look set to feature in another AFC Championship given their present winning form. After beating the Tennessee Titans in Week 10, Mahomes and Co ran past the LA Chargers this week on SNF. And they pulled off some old tricks to do that.

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The Chiefs beat Justin Herbert and the Chargers at Arrowhead Stadium on Sunday in an absolutely thrilling fashion. Patrick Mahomes led the offense to a 52-yard drive with 1:30 left to go. The 2020 Super Bowl MVP connected with tight end Travis Kelce for the game-winning touchdown against their divisional rivals.

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Patrick Mahomes Believes He Has to “At Least Be Able to Match” Travis Kelce’s Intensity After QB and TE Combine to Take Chiefs Over the Line Against Chargers

The Kansas City Chiefs won their fourth game in a row and sit comfortably at the top of the AFC West Division. The Chiefs also beat the Los Angeles Chargers last year in Week 15 of the season in an overtime thriller. However, the win is not the only common with the way things went down on Sunday. Mahomes and Kelce had major déjà vu when they ran the exact same play to win that they used in the 2021 December matchup with the Chargers.

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The Kansas City Chiefs showed supreme confidence in the offense when they didn’t even bother to use a newly devised play on the final drive for the win. Chiefs head coach Andy Reid called the same play from last year’s overtime win against the Chargers. “In that situation in my head I was like, ‘Man, there’s no way we can get them again on the same play’. I didn’t think we’d beat them. Luckily enough, we called the play at a good time, when they were in outside leverage in man coverage,” Mahomes said after the 30-27 win at home.

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Patrick Mahomes spoke highly of wide receiver Justin Watson who misguided Chargers’ safety Derwin James and created ample space for No 87 TE Travis Kelce. Kelce also completed his hat-trick of receiving touchdowns with his game-winning effort. “Once you get it to Kelce in space, it seems like he always finds a way to get into the end zone,” the Chiefs’ QB said about his record-breaking tight end.

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WATCH STORY: Patrick Mahomes reveals he’s terrified of this despite facing toughest defenses in the league

Travis Kelce broke Rob Gronkowski’s NFL record when he had his 33rd career game with more than 100 receiving yards. Patrick Mahomes leads the NFL this season with his 28 touchdowns thrown over 3265 yards. Mahomes has been intercepted 7 times with a 107.3 passer rating after Week 11. Up next, the Chiefs welcome reigning Super Bowl champions LA Rams next Sunday.

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Rivu Ganguly is an NFL writer at Essentially Sports. He holds a degree in Economics and Statistics from the Indian School of Business and Finance. Rivu is a sports nerd with his favourites being Soccer, American Football, Basketball, UFC and Formula 1.
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