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Here are some quick notes about the loss

The Kansas City Chiefs lost another tough one on Sunday, narrowly falling to the Los Angeles Chargers.

Here are five quick notes about the game.

1. Despite the loss, Travis Kelce had another terrific game.

Kelce hauled in seven catches for 104 yards on Sunday, marking his second-consecutive 100-yard performance. In fact, it was the 33rd 100-yard game of Kelce's brilliant career, which matched the Tampa Bay Buccaneers' Rob Gronkowski for the most such games by a tight end in NFL history (including the playoffs).

Additionally, three of Kelce's seven receptions occurred on third down. The All-Pro tight end has five catches for 73 yards and a touchdown on third down this season.

2. Patrick Mahomes topped the 15,000-yard mark faster than any other player in history.

The 26-year-old Mahomes continued to re-write the record books on Sunday, surpassing the 15,000-yard mark for his career in just 49 games and becoming the fastest player in league history to do so. For context, he's more than 1,000 yards ahead of the next closest player (Matthew Stafford) through 49 starts in NFL history.

Mahomes completed 27-of-44 passes for 260 yards, three touchdowns and two interceptions in the game.

3. Clyde Edwards-Helaire bounced back from an early fumble to have a strong game.

Edwards-Helaire was resilient on Sunday despite fumbling early in the contest, as he bounced back to tally 109 yards of total offense and a touchdown. The former first-round pick recorded exactly 100 of those yards on the ground, notching the third game of his young career with 100 rushing yards.

Additionally, Edwards-Helaire forced six missed tackles in the game, according to Pro Football Focus. That was tied for the second-most of any player in Week 3.

4. Turnovers ultimately came back to bite the Chiefs.

The Chiefs racked up 437 yards of offense and 33 first downs – the most for any team in a single game this season – but their four giveaways hindered their ability to ultimately come out on top in Sunday's game. It's worth noting that the Chiefs fought back from their three early giveaways to take the lead, but it's difficult to win games with that many turnovers.

"We were really moving the football, we just weren't executing when we got to the red zone," Mahomes said. "So, I mean, it's not like we weren't doing things the right way like we always do, we [just] didn't execute whenever it came down to it. When you're playing teams like the Chargers – a good football team – if you don't execute, you don't win football games."

5. The Chargers made plays to win the game at the end.

Kansas City rallied to score 17 unanswered points to take the lead after falling behind by two touchdowns, and then re-took the lead again with just over six minutes remaining in the game, but Los Angeles made plays to win the game in the end.

It was a tough loss that dropped the Chiefs below .500 for the first time in quite a while, but it's not uncharted territory. In fact, Kansas City weathered back-to-back defeats early in the 2019 season before winning 11 of its final 13 games – including Super Bowl LIV.

The important thing now is how the Chiefs move forward, which is exactly what Mahomes said post-game.

"It's just [about] how you respond," Mahomes said. "We have a long season ahead of us – it looks real dim right now – but if you can find a way to get better from this and find a way to win these games, we'll be where we want to be at the end of the season."

The Chiefs will now turn their attention to the Philadelphia Eagles as they look to get back on track.

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