Kansas City Chiefs rally in fourth quarter to outlast LA Chargers on 'Thursday Night Football'

The Chiefs intercepted Justin Herbert near their end zone early in the fourth quarter to take a 24-17 lead and they never gave it up.

Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes had a gritty performance. He 24-of-35 passing for 235 yards and had two touchdowns in the 27-24 victory over the Chargers.

The victory earned the Chiefs their fifth 2-0 start in the last six seasons. Mahomes improved his career record to 22-3 versus AFC West opponents. 

Herbert didn’t make many bad throws on Thursday night, but he made a terrible decision at the goal line. The Chargers' quarterback tried to force a pass to tight end Gerald Everett.

The ball just ended up in my chest and I took it home. It was a surreal feeling. I’m just so grateful and blessed to be in this position

It was Watson’s first interception and it was the decisive play in the contest. The pick six gave the Chiefs their first lead of the game and they didn’t relinquish it.