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Chiefs Defeat Chargers, 30-13, For Sole Possession of First in the AFC West

Posted Dec 16, 2017

Kansas City reclaimed sole possession of first place in the division on Saturday night

The Kansas City Chiefs defeated the Los Angeles Chargers, 30-13, on Saturday night to take over sole possession of first place in the AFC West with two games left in the season.

The Chiefs forced four turnovers on the evening, putting the game away with 20 unanswered points after briefly falling behind early in the second half.

Cornerback Marcus Peters was responsible for three of those takeaways, recording two picks and a forced fumble.

Quarterback Alex Smith completed 23 of 30 passes for 231 yards and two touchdowns in the contest, finding wide receiver Tyreek Hill for a 64-yard score midway through the second quarter.

It was Smith’s 24th touchdown pass of the season, marking a career-high, and the catch put Hill over 1,000 yards receiving for the season.

The second-year wide out is just the third player in franchise history to tally a 1,000-yard season within his first two seasons in the league, joining Dwayne Bowe and Otis Taylor.

Chiefs’ rookie tailback Kareem Hunt also made some history on Saturday night, passing Joe Delaney for the most rushing yards by a rookie in franchise history. Hunt finished the night with 155 yards and a touchdown on the ground while hauling in a season-high seven catches for 51 yards and a score.

In two games vs. Los Angeles this season, Hunt amassed 389 yards of total offense.

Kicker Harrison Butker added three field goals for Kansas City, including a 51-yard kick in the fourth quarter.

The Chiefs will return to Arrowhead next week to take on the Miami Dolphins (6-7) on Christmas Eve.

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