Chargers' Justin Herbert starts at QB over injured Tyrod Taylor vs. Chiefs

Justin Herbert makes first NFL start for the Los Angeles Chargers

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After a false start and Los Angeles Chargers timeout, Butker was determined to end it. Rookie Joshua Kelley ran for 1 yard on first down, lost 1 yard on second down and Herbert was sacked for a 1-yard loss on third down.

The Los Angeles Chargers were unable to stop the Kansas City Chiefs on their final four possessions, wasting a 311-yard, two-touchdown performance by quarterback Justin Herbert in his National Football League debut in a 23-20 overtime loss Sunday. Then the Chargers called timeout, giving him a rehearsal kick from 58 before the one that counted.

"When I took off running I was more anxious about trying to get into field goal range to get Butker to be able to tie the game", Mahomes said. I felt more confident on the last one. "I slowed down my leg swing and hit a better ball".

Kansas City will look to make it 12-straight next week on Monday Night Football against the Baltimore Ravens. Four of its last five wins have been rallies from double-digit deficits.

The streak began with a 24-17 victory over the Chargers Nov. 18 in Mexico City where Mahomes ran for 59 yards on five carries, including running for first downs on third down three times. With the Denver Broncos having reeling injuries and the Las Vegas Raiders not knowing potentially what they are this season, the Los Angeles Chargers could go 10-6 and 11-5 with Justin Herbert and lead them to the postseason. The Chiefs got the ball at their 21 and went 39 yards in 13 plays. We gave up our first explosive (play) in the second half and that was the touchdown to Tyreek. "At that point in time, I thought I would give us a chance to extend the game and it didn't work out".

Hill didn't have a catch in the first half but he made an impact in the fourth quarter with a 54-yard touchdown.

Mahomes converted two third downs on the final drive of regulation, which began on the Chiefs' 25-yard line with 2:20 to play.

"We game planned for that play and I wanted to do it earlier. I know what to expect from him and know what we are going to get done", Lynn said. Sunday's victory marked Kansas City's first overtime win since the Chiefs' thrilling comeback over Baltimore in Week 14 of the 2018 campaign.

He completed 22-of-33 passes for 311 yards passing one touchdown and one interception. Coach Anthony Lynn said he found out just before the coin toss that Taylor was unable to play and that Taylor was taken to a hospital with difficulty breathing.

Taylor was discharged from the hospital later Sunday.

When they were up 7-6 in the second-quarter, Justin Herbert threw a 14-yard touchdown pass to Jalen Guyton to go up 14-6.

"He played his tail off", Mahomes said. Taylor's first game with the Bolts was not fantastic and some fans are now ready to rush Herbert into the spotlight.

Ekeler has gone over 80 rushing yards in consecutive games for the first time in his four-year career, while Kelley has provided a nice balance as a between-the-tackles type back. I'm really excited about Justin, but I want to put him out there when he's ready.

Austin Ekeler had 148 scrimmage yards, including 93 rushing, and Keenan Allen caught seven passes for 96 yards.

Taylor's health and Herbert's progress will be something to watch for this week as the Chargers will host the Carolina Panthers on Sunday at SoFi Stadium.

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