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Here are some interesting stats and notes from the game

The Kansas City Chiefs won an absolute thriller on Sunday afternoon with an overtime victory over the Los Angeles Chargers.

Here are 10 interesting notes from the game.

1. Harrison Butker was historically clutch.

Butker nailed three field goals in the contest, including a pair of 58-yarders that made quite a bit of history. For starters, Butker matched the franchise record for distance with his first 58-yard attempt late in the third quarter. Only Nick Lowery, who connected from exactly 58 yards twice in his career, had ever hit from that distance in a Chiefs' uniform prior to Butker's efforts on Sunday.

Butker's second 58-yarder, which won the game in overtime for Kansas City, made him just the second kicker in NFL history to convert multiple attempts of 58+ yards in a single game. It's also worth mentioning that Butker hit the game-winner three times due to various factors nullifying the previous two kicks, making his composure all the more remarkable.

The four-year veteran also hit a 30-yard attempt as time expired in regulation to send the game to overtime as part of what ended up being a truly clutch performance.

2. Patrick Mahomes rebounded from a slow first half to put together yet another impressive game.

Mahomes finished the game with 302 passing yards and two touchdowns, marking his 19th career outing with 300+ yards in just 38 games (including the playoffs). He tallied 242 of those yards in the second half, which are the fifth-most in the NFL so far this season.

The reigning Super Bowl MVP also made a significant impact with his legs as he rushed for a team-leading 54 yards. That included four third-down scrambles that moved the chains, the biggest of which covered 21 yards on 3rd-and-20 during the Chiefs' final drive in regulation.

His efforts all led to another double-digit comeback.

3. Tyreek Hill hauled in another 50-yard touchdown.

Hill has established himself as the most explosive player in football during his time in the NFL, and he demonstrated why yet again on Sunday. The speedy Hill caught a 54-yard touchdown strike from Mahomes early in the fourth quarter despite double coverage, igniting the Chiefs' comeback and tallying Kansas City's biggest play of the year so far.

It marked Hill's 18th touchdown of 50+ yards since he entered the league in 2016, which are the most in the NFL during that span and nine more than second place.

4. Hill's touchdown was made possible by L'Jarius Sneed's second-career interception.

Prior to Hill's score, the Chargers were driving and looked poised to extend their advantage in the closing minutes of the third quarter before Sneed – playing in just his second career game – picked off Bolts' quarterback Justin Herbert.

It was Sneed's second interception in as many games, as he also picked off Texans' signal caller Deshaun Watson in Week 1. The Louisiana Tech product is the first player to record an interception in each of his first two career games in five years, and two games into his career, he's the only player in the league with multiple interceptions so far.

5. Travis Kelce keeps climbing up the record books.

Kelce hauled in nine catches for 90 yards and a touchdown on Sunday, moving past Henry Marshall for the fourth-most career receiving yards in franchise history (6,605).

The All-Pro tight end is just 510 yards shy of Dwayne Bowe for third place and 701 yards away from Otis Taylor for second place on the list. Tony Gonzalez owns the franchise mark with 10,940 career receiving yards.

6. A couple of players each recorded their first sack as a member of the Chiefs.

Rookie defensive end Mike Danna, who the Chiefs selected in the fifth round of the 2020 NFL Draft, tallied the first sack of his career when he tackled Herbert for a 14-yard loss early in the third quarter.

Later in the game, veteran defensive end Taco Charlton wrapped up Herbert on 3rd-and-Goal in the closing minutes of the contest for his first sack in the red and gold. Charlton's efforts proved critical, as the Chiefs held LA to a field goal and managed to tie the game with Butker's 30-yard kick on their ensuing drive.

7. It was the Chiefs' first overtime victory in a while.

The Chiefs haven't seen much overtime lately, with just three such contests since the beginning of the 2018 season. Sunday's victory marked Kansas City's first overtime win since the Chiefs' thrilling comeback over Baltimore in Week 14 of the 2018 campaign.

8. Kansas City continued its dominance over the AFC West.

With Sunday's thriller in the books, the Chiefs moved to 28-3 in AFC West matchups since the beginning of the 2015 season. That's the best record by any team against their own division in that span, and what's all the more impressive is that Kansas City hasn't dropped a divisional Sunday game since the 2014 season.

9. Head Coach Andy Reid tallied his 224th career victory.

Reid has 224 career wins (including the postseason), which ranks sixth all-time in NFL history. Reid is now just five wins shy of matching Curly Lambeau for fifth on the list.

10. The winning streak continues.

The Chiefs have now won 11-straight games dating back to last season (including the playoffs), which is tied for the longest stretch of victories in franchise history.

Kansas City will look to make it 12-straight next week on Monday Night Football against the Baltimore Ravens.

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