The Kansas City Chiefs defeated the Los Angeles Chargers 31-17 in Week 7 of the 2023 NFL season at Arrowhead Stadium in Kansas City, Missouri.

The Chiefs took a 7-0 lead in the first quarter on a touchdown pass from Patrick Mahomes to Travis Kelce. The Chargers responded with a touchdown pass from Justin Herbert to Mike Williams, but the Chiefs took a 14-7 lead into halftime on a touchdown pass from Mahomes to JuJu Smith-Schuster.

The Chiefs added another touchdown in the third quarter on a run by Isiah Pacheco, and they extended their lead to 24-10 in the fourth quarter on a field goal by Harrison Butker. The Chargers scored a touchdown in the fourth quarter on a pass from Herbert to Joshua Palmer, but the Chiefs sealed the victory with a touchdown pass from Mahomes to Kelce.

Mahomes finished the game with 333 passing yards and four touchdowns. Kelce had 111 receiving yards and two touchdowns. Pacheco had 102 rushing yards and a touchdown.

Herbert finished the game with 338 passing yards and two touchdowns. Williams had 106 receiving yards and a touchdown. Palmer had 87 receiving yards and a touchdown.

Highlights:

Patrick Mahomes throws a touchdown pass to Travis Kelce. Justin Herbert throws a touchdown pass to Mike Williams.
JuJu Smith-Schuster catches a touchdown pass from Mahomes.
Isiah Pacheco runs for a touchdown.
Herbert throws a touchdown pass to Joshua Palmer.
Mahomes throws another touchdown pass to Kelce.

Analysis:

The Chiefs were the better team in this game. They played well on both sides of the ball. The offense was efficient, scoring five touchdowns and averaging 6.4 yards per play. The defense was dominant, holding the Chargers to 17 points and forcing two turnovers.

The Chargers struggled in this game. The offense was unable to move the ball consistently, and the defense was unable to stop the Chiefs.

Conclusion:

The Chiefs improved to 5-2 with the victory. The Chargers fell to 3-4 with the loss.

The Chiefs will look to continue their winning streak when they travel to take on the San Francisco 49ers in Week 8. The Chargers will look to get back on track when they host the Denver Broncos in Week 8.

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