Chiefs put fans through range of emotions in win
What the f**k just happened?
The Kansas City Chiefs beat the San Diego Chargers 33-27 in overtime, in one of the wildest games you will ever see. For the entire first half and well into the second, it appeared the Chiefs were going to get plastered in Week 1.
Instead, Kansas City summoned up the courage that almost nobody thought it had, beating the Chargers with an epic comeback.
Alex Smith threw for 363 yards and two touchdowns. Spencer Ware had 129 receiving yards and 70 on the ground. The defense didn’t allow a touchdown in the second half. All of that contributed to the craziest win this fan has ever seen.
The Chiefs were not supposed to be able to rally in this one. Kansas City was trailing 21-3 at halftime and looked deader than hell. Then, going into the fourth quarter, the Chiefs were down 24-10. The Chargers then made the score 27-10.
Then, by some insane magic, the Chiefs rallied. A team long known for no ability to manage the clock or come back late, was able to blend both together in a beautiful way. Kansas City scored 10 points to make it a 27-20 deficit before tying the game with a minute left on a Spencer Ware touchdown.
While it might get lost in the shuffle, Kansas City’s defense was nails down the stretch. It wasn’t pretty, but it worked to perfection. Somehow, the Chiefs only allowed six points in the second half.
In overtime, Kansas City took the ball 70 yards and won on an Smith option run. I wish I could give you a deep analysis of this game. I wish I could tell you exactly what my thoughts are. I have no words for what we just saw. It was everything we always thought this team could never be, coming back from the jaws of defeat.