KANSAS CITY, Mo. — The Kansas City Chiefs face the Los Angeles Chargers in their first matchup of the year.

Patrick Mahomes vs. Justin Herbert tends to bring fireworks. Let’s see what happens this round.

Chiefs Inactives

  • DE BJ Thompson
  • OL Mike Caliendo
  • WR Justin Watson
  • DT Neil Farrell
  • DE Malik Herring

Chargers Inactives

  • S Alohi Gilman
  • DB Deane Leonard
  • RB Elijah Dotson
  • OL Zack Bailey
  • TE Tre McKitty
  • DL Christopher Hinton
  • DB Mark Webb Jr.

1st Quarter

  • Chiefs win the toss and they decide to defer as usual, Chargers start with the ball
  • Chiefs force a punt after a George Karlaftis sack, Mecole Hardman is back to receive the punt in his first game back in Kansas City
  • Mahomes finds Jerick McKinnon for what would’ve been a 48-yard touchdown, but it’s called back due to a Joe Thuney block in the back penalty
  • The Chiefs drive stalls in the redzone and Harrison Butker knocks down a 35-yard field goal to go up 3-0
  • Willie Gay sacks Hebert for a loss of 134 yards
  • Chargers even the score up at three after Cameron Dicker makes a 55-yard field goal
  • The first quarter ends with a 3-3 tie

2nd Quarter

  • Mahomes hits Marquez Valdes-Scantling for a 46-yard touchdown, Chiefs lead 10-3
  • Joshua Kelly bursts for a 49-yard touchdown and the Chargers tie the game at 10
  • Mahomes gets it to travis Kelce for a 53-yard gain to the Chargers six-yard line
  • Rashee Rice scores on a six-yard touchdown pass from Mahomes, Chiefs lead 17-10
  • Herbert finds Joshua Palmer for a 60-yard gain to the Chiefs nine-yard line
  • Gerald Everett scores on a seven-yard touchdown from Herbert, game tied at 17
  • Mahomes throws an interception to Asante Samuel Jr. on a deep-ball intended for Hardman
  • Charles Omenihu sacks Herbert in his first game as a Chief for a six-yard loss
  • Two-minute warning
  • Kelce bulls his way into the endzone with help from the offensive line on a one-yard TD pass from Mahomes, Chiefs lead 24-17
  • Mahomes goes into the half 20/23 with 321 yards and three touchdowns
  • Halftime

3rd Quarter

  • Blake Bell fumbles after the catch and the Chargers get the ball
  • Omenihu continues to make big plays, he bats a pass that is intercepted by L’Jarius Sneed, Chiefs takeover at their own 10
  • Mahomes uses his legs and scrambles 23 yards for a first down on 3rd & 16
  • After an explosive first half, both teams are held scoreless in the third quarter

4th Quarter

  • The Chiefs force a three-and-out after near Mike Edwards interception, 24-17 Chiefs with 11:59 to play
  • Mahomes escapes the pressure on 3rd & 9 and finds Kelce, but he drops the pass, Chiefs punt and the Chargers get the ball with 8:07 left
  • Willie Gay bats down Herbert’s pass and the Chiefs force a punt
  • Hardman makes his presence felt, returning the punt 50 yards to the Chargers 35-yard line
  • Isiah Pacheco loses the ball after being tackled, but he was ruled down, Chargers challenged the call, but it was unsuccessful
  • Mahomes finds Hardman for eight yards on 3rd & 6 with under four minutes left
  • Mahomes gets it to Pacheco on a screen pass for an eight-yard touchdown, putting the Chiefs up 31-17 with 3:30 left
  • Herbert is intercepted by Bryan Cook, putting an exclamation point on the win
  • Chiefs win 31-17