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Mahomes throws four touchdown passes as Chiefs beat Chargers 31-17

All-Pro quarterback Patrick Mahomes threw for 424 yards and four touchdowns, with the Kansas City defense shutting down a potent Los Angeles offense in the second half, as the Chiefs beat the Chargers 31-17 on Sunday afternoon in an AFC West showdown at GEHA Field at Arrowhead Stadium.

Tight end Travis Kelce had his biggest game of the 2023 season, amassing 12 catches for 179 yards and a touchdown, as the Chiefs took a commanding three-game lead in a division they have won seven yards in a row.

Marquez Valdes-Scantling, Rashee Rice, and Isiah Pacheco all had touchdown catches for the 6-1 Chiefs.  Justin Herbert had 259 yards through the air, with a touchdown and two interceptions for the Chargers.  Joshua Palmer had 133 receiving yards and Joshua Kelley 75 rushing yards for L.A.

The Chiefs ran their winning streak to six games in a row with the triumph, also Kansas City did lose starting linebacker Nick Bolton to a dislocated wrist in the fourth quarter.  The former Mizzou star will have surgery and be sidelined for up to two months.

The NFL Week 7 scoreboard: 

Thursday, 10/19/23: 

Jacksonville 31, New Orleans 24

Sunday, 10/22/23: 

Baltimore 38, Detroit 6

Chicago 30, Las Vegas 12

Cleveland 39, Indianapolis 38

New England 29, Buffalo 25

NY Giants 14, Washington 7

Atlanta 16, Tampa Bay 13

Pittsburgh 24, LA Rams 17

Seattle 20, Arizona 10

Denver 19, Green Bay 17

Philadelphia 31, Miami 17

Monday, 10/23/23: 

Minnesota 22, San Francisco 17