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Chargers’ 38-21 win over the Kansas City Chiefs by the numbers

Chargers quarterback Justin Herbert sets to throw against the Kansas City Chiefs.
Chargers rookie quarterback Justin Herbert set some more NFL records in Week 17.
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Breaking down the notable numbers behind the Chargers’ 38-21 victory over the Kansas City Chiefs at Arrowhead Stadium in Kansas City on Sunday:

31

Touchdown passes for Chargers quarterback Justin Herbert this season, increasing his rookie record. He is the first rookie to reach 30.

6

Games with three or more touchdown passes this season for Herbert, the most by a rookie in the Super Bowl era.

396

Completions for Herbert this season, another rookie record. Philadelphia’s Carson Wentz had held the record with 379.

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5

Rushing touchdowns for Herbert this season, the most by a Chargers quarterback in a season in the Super Bowl era.

10

Games with multiple touchdown passes for Herbert, also a rookie record. He was tied with Baker Mayfield at nine.

31-5

The Chiefs’ record against AFC West teams since the 2015 season.

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Summary

CHARGERS 7 17 7 7 — 38
Kansas City 7 7 0 7 — 21

First Quarter

KANSAS CITY — Pringle 3 pass from Henne (Butker kick), 11:19. Drive: 7 plays, 56 yards, 3:41. Key plays: Fenton kick return to Kansas City 44, Henne 37 pass to Thompson on 3rd-and-9. Kansas City 7, CHARGERS 0.

CHARGERS — Parham 8 pass from Herbert (Badgley kick), 4:23. Drive: 12 plays, 75 yards, 6:56. Key plays: Herbert 17 pass to Anderson, Herbert 11 pass to M.Williams. CHARGERS 7, Kansas City 7.

Second Quarter

KANSAS CITY — Thompson 1 run (Butker kick), 13:41. Drive: 12 plays, 72 yards, 5:42. Key plays: Fenton kick return to Kansas City 28, Henne 11 pass to Robinson, Henne 18 pass to Hardman, Henne 12 pass to Pringle on 3rd-and-7. Kansas City 14, CHARGERS 7.

CHARGERS — Ekeler 4 pass from Herbert (Badgley kick), 9:51. Drive: 4 plays, 17 yards, 2:06. CHARGERS 14, Kansas City 14.

CHARGERS — safety, 1:43. Drive: 2 plays, -1 yards, 00:11. CHARGERS 16, Kansas City 14.

CHARGERS — Herbert 1 run (Jackson pass from Herbert), :16. Drive: 5 plays, 59 yards, 1:27. Key plays: Herbert 12 pass to M.Williams, Thornhill 15-yard illegal substitution penalty, Keyes 21-yard defensive pass interference penalty. CHARGERS 24, Kansas City 14.

Third Quarter

CHARGERS — M.Williams 48 pass from Herbert (Badgley kick), :47. Drive: 6 plays, 70 yards, 3:17. CHARGERS 31, Kansas City 14.

Fourth Quarter

KANSAS CITY — Thompson 8 pass from Henne (Butker kick), 11:49. Drive: 9 plays, 74 yards, 3:58. Key plays: Pringle kick return to Kansas City 26, Henne 10 pass to Dieter, Henne 12 pass to Thompson, Henne 31 pass to Pringle on 3rd-and-8. CHARGERS 31, Kansas City 21.

CHARGERS — Ballage 1 run (Badgley kick), 8:09. Drive: 6 plays, 77 yards, 3:40. Key plays: Adderley kick return to CHARGERS 23, Herbert 27 pass to Johnson, Jackson 34 run. CHARGERS 38, Kansas City 21.

INDIVIDUAL LEADERS

RUSHING: CHARGERS, Jackson 9-72, Ballage 13-36, Ekeler 7-18, Herbert 6-9. KANSAS CITY, Thompson 14-45, Sherman 1-6, Henne 2-0.

PASSING: CHARGERS, Herbert 22-31-0-302. KANSAS CITY, Henne 23-32-0-218.

RECEIVING: CHARGERS, Williams 6-108, Ekeler 6-33, Anderson 3-52, Parham 3-37, Johnson 2-35, Jackson 1-32, Nabers 1-5. KANSAS CITY, Thompson 7-65, Robinson 6-58, Pringle 4-52, Hardman 2-25, Yelder 2-6, Dieter 1-10, Williams 1-2.

PUNT RETURNS: CHARGERS, None. KANSAS CITY, Hardman 1-0.

KICKOFF RETURNS: CHARGERS, Adderley 1-18, Hill 1-7. KANSAS CITY, Fenton 3-89, Pringle 3-77.

TACKLES-ASSISTS-SACKS: CHARGERS, Perryman 5-2-0, Adderley 5-0-0, Harris 3-1-0, Campbell 3-0-0, Davis 3-0-0, Jones 2-2-0, Rochell 2-0-1, Tillery 2-0-0, Joseph 1-2-0, Murray 1-2-0, Gilman 1-1-0, Square 1-0-0, Vigil 1-0-0, Watkins 1-0-0. KANSAS CITY, Harris 7-3-0, Keyes 6-1-0, Watts 5-2-0, T.Ward 5-0-1, Baker 4-1-1, Thornhill 4-1-0, Wilson 4-1-0, Danna 2-0-0, Saunders 2-0-0, Fenton 1-2-0, Pennel 1-2-0, Hamilton 1-1-0, Okafor 1-0-1, Gay 1-0-0, Wharton 0-2-0.

INTERCEPTIONS: CHARGERS, None. KANSAS CITY, None.

FIELD GOALS MISSED: None.

Officials — Referee Clete Blakeman, Ump Ruben Fowler, HL Jerry Bergman, LJ Tom Stephan, FJ Joe Blubaugh, SJ Michael Banks, BJ Scott Helverson, Replay Mike Chase.

Attendance — 13,240.


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