Biggest Winners and Losers from Thursday Night Football Chiefs vs. Chargers

Kansas City Chiefs tight end Travis Kelce.
Kansas City Chiefs tight end Travis Kelce. / Gary A. Vasquez-USA TODAY Sports

Every game is more than just the final score, so here are the biggest winners and losers from Week 14's edition of Thursday Night Football.


Kansas City Chiefs

The Chiefs have won seven straight games and are finding ways to win. They went back to the basics (Tyreek Hill and Travis Kelce) and made plays when necessary. With the win, the Chiefs are now two games up on the Chargers for the AFC West .

Kelce and Hill were all the Chiefs needed in overtime and its a great sign that the Chiefs can still stay in games and fight. At the end of the night, the Chiefs had 34 points, Mahomes had over 350 yards and you could still say they didn't play well. The league should be scared.

Chargers' Running Game

Los Angeles ran the ball down the Chiefs' throat at will. There was nothing the Chiefs could do to stop them. While it may have been different if Chris Jones was there, the Chargers understood the assignment. They finished with 192 yards on the ground. That's going to be huge when the playoffs roll around. In a game where Herbert wasn't otherworldly, this was a great sign for their future. If they had gotten the ball in overtime, they would've easily cleared 200 yards on the day.


For the second time this season, there isn’t really a loser. This game was a fun one and it gave us a glimpse at what we will see for the better part of the next decade. Herbert and Mahomes are two of the best quarterbacks in the league and the fact they play twice a year is a treat to us all. 

Travis Kelce

Kelce is the big winner tonight. Not only did he have an outstanding game, but he had a career-high in yards and the game-winning touchdown. Enjoy the night, sir.