GAMEDAY BLOG: Chiefs host Chargers in home opener
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (KCTV) - Chiefs and Chargers. Thursday Night Football. Arrowhead Stadium in primetime.
The Kansas City Chiefs home opener has the makings of being a classic.
Follow our Gameday Blog below for the latest updates from reporters, the team and everything else surrounding Thursday’s game.
Three years ago, Jaylen Watson was working at a Wendy's while he was trying to find somewhere to continue playing football.— Dane Brugler (@dpbrugler) September 16, 2022
Tonight, he has a 99-yard INT of Justin Herbert in his 2nd career NFL game.
Perseverance would be an understatement.
After his long reception on the screen, Gerald Everett tried to take himself out of the game for a play. The Chargers kept him in so they could prevent the Chiefs from changing personnel.— Field Yates (@FieldYates) September 16, 2022
If you watch him on the pick-6, Everett looked gassed on his route.
What a play by Watson, man. I know eventually it doesn't matter where you were drafted, but he's a seventh-round rookie who just forced his way on the field, jumping higher draft picks and veterans. Dude was ready for it and absolutely snatched the moment. Unreal.— Joshua Brisco (@jbbrisco) September 16, 2022
Rookie CB Jaylen Watson with the 99-yard interception return for a touchdown. It ties for the fourth-longest INT return in franchise history. It marks his 1st career interception and 1st career touchdown.— Chiefs Communications (@ChiefsPR) September 16, 2022
Entering this drive, Herbert was 17 of 24 for 185 and 2 TDs/0 INTs; Mahomes 17 of 23 for 180 and 2/0— Vahe Gregorian (@vgregorian) September 16, 2022
Patrick Mahomes has been intercepted three times tonight. Two of them were negated by penalty and another was overturned. So Mahomes hasn't been intercepted tonight. Then he goes and make a ridiculous throw moving up in the pocket. Can't give him extra opportunities.— James Palmer (@JamesPalmerTV) September 16, 2022
Good ball 15 — Ty Hill (@cheetah) September 16, 2022
Hardman went down to the ground awkwardly on his left leg and then got his ankle rolled on besides. Limped off field and is being evaluated.— Stephania Bell (@Stephania_ESPN) September 16, 2022
OK, maybe Mike Williams has been the best player on the field.— Nate Taylor (@ByNateTaylor) September 16, 2022
Chargers extend their lead 17-7 after a 15-yard touchdown pass from Justin Herbert to Williams, who caught the ball with just his right hand.
Chargers’ C Corey Linsley had a knee injury and is questionable to return tonight.— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) September 16, 2022
in Patrick Mahomes' 64 career starts, he's thrown for less than 100 yards in the first half just 10 times before tonight— Warren Sharp (@SharpFootball) September 16, 2022
(98 yards tonight)
the Chiefs went 8-2 in those games
Here are our inactives for tonight's game against the Chargers:— Kansas City Chiefs (@Chiefs) September 15, 2022
RB Ronald Jones
K Harrison Butker
QB Shane Buechele
LB Jack Cochrane
DE Joshua Kaindoh
T Darian Kinnard
DE Malik Herring
What a great idea: tonight, to honor the legendary Len Dawson, Fresca will be giving out Fresca — Dawson’s drink of choice in this iconic photo — and a custom #16 koozie to members of the media to recognize his second stellar career. pic.twitter.com/SdmpTOD31y— Judy Battista (@judybattista) September 15, 2022
Due to the large crowd already on-site for tonight’s game, we are opening the parking gates an hour early at 1:30 pm to alleviate traffic concerns on the highways and streets around the complex!— GEHA Field at Arrowhead Stadium (@GEHAField) September 15, 2022
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