May 23, 2024

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Thursday Night Football: The Chiefs stuck to the 27-24 Chargers as rising star Jaylen Watson

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Jaylene Watson He worked at Wendy’s run by his mother in Augusta, Georgia, three years ago while waiting for an opportunity to continue his football career. He finally became academically qualified and finished his college career in Washington State.

On Thursday night, in front of a national television audience, Watson starred in The Chiefs.

The draft pick rotated in the seventh round from 99 yards, and the six selection turned around the game, helping The Chiefs win 27-24 over the Chargers.

The game-changing Watson—the longest fourth-quarter entry signal ever recorded by a junior player in NFL history—came in with the Chargers on the 3-yard line and on the verge of breaking the tie 17-17. ascend in front of Gerald Everett And the objection took the distance.

The Charger blew a 10-point lead in the second half as the Chiefs scored 20 points in a row before Justin Herbert Threw a late touchdown pass to Joshua Palmer. Los Angeles did not recover the kick on the left side with 1:11 remaining – although the ball was free for a moment – ending their hopes of a comeback.

Herbert was beaten after losing the position Corey Linsleywho did not play the second half due to a knee injury, and a correct intervention Tree PepkinsWho came out in the second half with an ankle injury. Hard blow by the Chiefs Mike Dana To midfield Herbert left the midfielder in palpable pain for the rest of the match.

Dana’s blow forced Herbert to leave to play at once Chase Daniel takes his place.

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Herbert finished 33 of 48 for 334 yards with three touchdowns and six picks.

Patrick Mahomeswho was subjected to two possible objections had dropped them Ashanti Samuel, went 24 of 35 for 235 yards and two touchdowns. Throwing hits from 9 yards to Gerek McKinnon and 41 yards to Justin Watson.

Amendola died, filling the injured kick Harrison Poetkerkicked field goals from 19 and 31 yards.