KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) The Los Angeles Chargers experienced firsthand what may be the most demoralizing thing for a defense trying to stop Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes.
The Chargers led 20-17 in the fourth quarter and had forced the Chiefs into a precarious third-and-20 with about a minute to go. When the reigning Super Bowl MVP dropped back to pass, trying desperately to get his team into position for a field goal to force overtime, the Chargers had the Chiefs' fleet of speedy wide receivers blanketed downfield.
Then they watched in horror as Mahomes slipped through a crack and dashed 21 yards for a first down.