KANSAS CITY, MO (KCTV) -- It's easy to get excited about Tyreek Hill's three touchdowns and Patrick Mahomes' throwing for his first four NFL scores.

But, what also made a big difference in the Chiefs win over the Chargers were the unsung heroes.

Who do you cover? That's what defensive coordinators must ask themselves after they watched the Kansas City Chiefs in week one.

Tyreek Hill scored three touchdowns, Patrick Mahomes passed for his first four NFL scores and the Kansas City Chiefs opened the season with a 38-28 victory over the Los Angeles Chargers on Sunday.

You can try to take away Hill, but then there's also fullback Anthony Sherman who scored his third and longest touchdown on Sunday.

"There are times when guys are covered and somehow he keeps that ball in there on a tight seam and you are like wow," Sherman said. "There's no one dead in our offense at any point and when everyone is running hard, he might just dot that ball in there and you can go to the house."

Or how about receiver Deanthony Thomas? His first real game back from a broken leg, and he was hard to stop on the jet-sweep. Plus, he forced a key fumble early in the fourth quarter.

And, long snapper James Winchester recovered it, setting up the Chiefs offense to take an 18-point lead.

"On plays like that, it's just the right place at the right time, but it's amazing what a little hustle does," Winchester said.

That wasn't the only key special teams play, either.

Marcus Kemp put down a key block for Hill to take it to the house and set the tempo on the first punt of the game in Los Angeles.

And the rest was history.

On the defensive side of the ball, it may not have been a great performance, but we did see flashes from Dee Ford, taking down Philip Rivers, for the Chiefs first sack of the season, and from recently returned Ron Parker and his interception.

They've got a lot to work on, but with so many players stepping up and getting in on the action, you have to believe this team is very capable of having a special season.

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