Argenis Jesús García Luna | El Sol de Tijuana
Los Angeles Chargers and Kansas City Chiefs face off in the first special Thursday night game of the 2002 campaign, kickoff at Arrowhead Stadium is scheduled for 5:15 PM.
With the win over the Chiefs in Week 3 last year, the Chargers are riding a two-game winning streak in Kansas City.
The teams have split all four Thursday night matchups in the series. Los Angeles has an all-time record of 11-10-1 in games played on Thursday.
The Charger’s defense had an outstanding performance in the Week 1 win over Las Vegas, posting six catches and three interceptions. Khalil Mack led the Rays with three catches against his former team, while Joey Bosa added 1.5 catches.
Khalil Mack’s three catches made him the seventh player in NFL history to do so in a team debut. It marked the second career game with three or more catches (5.0 in 2015 at Denver).
The Vols had three different players intercept a pass for the first time in a Week 1 game since 1966.
On offense, Justin Herbert threw three touchdowns to three players acquired during the offseason and the offensive line did not allow a catch on the day.
Austin Ekeler (27 years, 121 days) is one touchdown reception away from becoming the youngest running back in the common draft era (since 1967) to score 25 touchdowns via the air.
Kansas City’s offense features Patrick Mahomes, who threw for five touchdowns and 360 yards in its win over Arizona in Week 1.
Mahomes connected with tight end Travis Kelce eight times for 121 yards and a touchdown while finding running back Clyde Edwards-Helaire for a pair of touchdowns through the air.
Chargers will return home to host the Jacksonville Jaguars in Week 3 before going on back-to-back away games at Houston and Cleveland. Kickoff for next week’s matchup is at 1:05 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 25 at SoFi Stadium.