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Chargers’ 34-28 overtime loss to the Kansas City Chiefs by the numbers

Chargers' Jerry Tillery recovers a fumble by Patrick Mahomes after the Chiefs quarterback was sacked by Joey Bosa.
Chargers defensive end Jerry Tillery (99) recovers a fumble by Patrick Mahomes (15) after the Chiefs quarterback was sacked by Chargers defensive end Joey Bosa (97). Bosa has an NFL best six strip sacks this season.
(Robert Gauthier / Los Angeles Times)

Breaking down the notable numbers behind the Chargers’ 34-28 overtime loss to the Kansas City Chiefs at SoFi Stadium on Thursday:

12-0

Record of Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes in AFC West road games. His 28 touchdown passes with four interceptions in those games include three TD passes with an interception against the Chargers.

16-2

Mahomes’ career record in the month of December for the highest winning percentage (.889) of any quarterback to begin their career since 1970 (minimum five starts).

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8,394

Yards passing for Chargers’ Justin Herbert, the most for the first two seasons in the NFL. Only Andrew Luck (8,196) and Jameis Winston (8,132) also surpassed the 8,000 mark.

1-6

Herbert’s record with a sub-100 passer rating this season. He is 7-0 when he has a rating of 100 or higher. His rating was 82.8 against Kansas City.

6

Strip sacks for Chargers’ defensive end Joey Bosa this season, the most in the NFL. He stripped Mahomes of the football in the second quarter.

The Los Angeles Chargers fell to the Kansas City Chiefs in overtime 34-28, but concerns about Donald Parham Jr.'s well-being overshadowed the loss.

Summary

Kansas City 7 3 3 15 6 — 34
CHARGERS 0 14 0 14 0 — 28

First Quarter

KANSAS CITY — Burton 7 run (Butker kick), 7:34. Drive: 11 plays, 95 yards, 5:53. Key plays: Mahomes 12 pass to T.Hill, Mahomes 14 pass to Kelce, Mahomes 20 pass to Burton, D.Williams 11 run, Mahomes 11 pass to T.Hill. Kansas City 7, CHARGERS 0.

Second Quarter

KANSAS CITY — Field goal Butker 30, 14:48. Drive: 10 plays, 46 yards, 5:30. Key plays: Hitchens 0 interception return to Kansas City 43, Mahomes 12 pass to Edwards-Helaire, Mahomes 17 pass to Kelce. Kansas City 10, CHARGERS 0.

CHARGERS — Herbert 1 run (Hopkins kick), 9:12. Drive: 11 plays, 75 yards, 5:36. Key plays: Ju.Jackson 15 run, Herbert 12 pass to Cook, Herbert 13 pass to Ju.Jackson, Herbert 15 pass to Allen on 3rd-and-2. Kansas City 10, CHARGERS 7.

CHARGERS — Guyton 4 pass from Herbert (Hopkins kick), 3:15. Drive: 9 plays, 42 yards, 4:56. Key play: Herbert 2 run on 4th-and-1. CHARGERS 14, Kansas City 10.

Third Quarter

KANSAS CITY — Field goal Butker 33, 12:12. Drive: 7 plays, 61 yards, 2:48. Key play: Mahomes 23 pass to T.Hill on 3rd-and-4. CHARGERS 14, Kansas City 13.

Fourth Quarter

CHARGERS — Ekeler 2 run (Hopkins kick), 9:29. Drive: 1 play, 2 yards, 00:05. Key play: Nwosu 2 interception return to Kansas City 2. CHARGERS 21, Kansas City 13.

KANSAS CITY — T.Hill 1 pass from Mahomes (Edwards-Helaire pass from Mahomes), 7:44. Drive: 5 plays, 75 yards, 1:45. Key play: Mahomes 69 pass to Kelce on 3rd-and-5. Kansas City 21, CHARGERS 21.

CHARGERS — Allen 8 pass from Herbert (Hopkins kick), 2:19. Drive: 11 plays, 75 yards, 5:25. Key plays: Ju.Jackson 3 run on 3rd-and-3, Herbert 15 pass to Palmer, Herbert 15 pass to Cook, Ju.Jackson 15 run. CHARGERS 28, Kansas City 21.

Chargers tight end Donald Parham Jr. was knocked unconscious and stretchered off in the first quarter of the Chiefs’ 34-28 overtime win Thursday.

KANSAS CITY — Kelce 7 pass from Mahomes (Butker kick), 1:16. Drive: 8 plays, 75 yards, 1:03. Key plays: Mahomes 10 pass to T.Hill, Mahomes 20 pass to T.Hill on 3rd-and-10, Mahomes 32 run. Kansas City 28, CHARGERS 28.

KANSAS CITY — Kelce 34 pass from Mahomes, 8:45. Drive: 6 plays, 75 yards, 1:15. Key plays: Mahomes 27 pass to Kelce, Mahomes 14 pass to T.Hill. Kansas City 34, CHARGERS 28.

INDIVIDUAL LEADERS

RUSHING: KANSAS CITY, Mahomes 3-32, Edwards-Helaire 9-32, Williams 5-12, Burton 1-7, Bell 1-3, Hardman 1-0. CHARGERS, Jackson 13-86, Ekeler 12-59, Kelley 7-21, Herbert 5-16, Roberts 1-6, Nabers 1-4.

PASSING: KANSAS CITY, Mahomes 31-47-1-410. CHARGERS, Herbert 22-38-1-236, Allen 0-1-0-0.

RECEIVING: KANSAS CITY, Hill 12-148, Kelce 10-191, Pringle 3-22, Burton 2-20, Edwards-Helaire 2-18, Hardman 2-11. CHARGERS, Allen 6-78, Ekeler 4-23, Williams 3-49, Cook 3-32, Guyton 2-10, Palmer 1-15, Jackson 1-13, Anderson 1-12, McKitty 1-4.

PUNT RETURNS: KANSAS CITY, Hardman 1-8. CHARGERS, None.

KICKOFF RETURNS: KANSAS CITY, Pringle 1-19. CHARGERS, Roberts 1-75.

TACKLES-ASSISTS-SACKS: KANSAS CITY, Bolton 10-4-0, Ward 7-3-0, Hitchens 5-3-0, Niemann 5-3-0, Hughes 5-0-0, Thornhill 4-0-0, Fenton 3-0-0, Reed 2-1-0, Clark 2-0-0, Ingram 1-2-0, Baker 1-1-0, Sorensen 1-1-0, Wharton 1-1-0, Mahomes 1-0-0, Mathieu 0-2-0, Nnadi 0-2-0, Danna 0-1-0, Okafor 0-1-0. CHARGERS, White 9-0-0, C.Harris 5-0-0, Campbell 4-2-0, Marshall 3-4-0, Bosa 3-2-1, Davis 3-1-0, Jones 3-0-0, Adderley 2-1-0, James 2-1-0, Tillery 2-1-0, Tranquill 2-1-0, Joseph 1-2-0, Rumph 1-1-0, D.Harris 1-0-0, Jackson 1-0-0, Nwosu 0-1-0.

INTERCEPTIONS: KANSAS CITY, Hitchens 1-0. CHARGERS, Nwosu 1-2.

FIELD GOALS MISSED: None.

Officials — Referee Shawn Smith, Ump Bryan Neale, HL Mark Hittner, LJ Michael Dolce, FJ Dyrol Prioleau, SJ Dave Hawkshaw, BJ Dino Paganelli, Replay Mike Wimmer.


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