Losing always sucks.
Thankfully for Chargers fans, it's still very early in the season. Also, the Chargers showed a lot of good in their week 2 loss to the Cheifs.
Here are the two biggest takeaways I took from the game.
Herbert Vs. Mahomes Is Shaping Up To Be An Epic Rivalry
Herbert threw for over 5,000 yards last season, and his fast start to this season has proven that wasn't a fluke. Throwing for 334 yards and 3 touchdowns without Keenan Allen was extremely impressive.
Patrick Mahomes and Justin Herbert have already had several memorable matchups. With Mahomes being 27 and Herbert just 24, this matchup doesn't appear to be going anywhere anytime soon.
It helps that both quarterbacks have similarly exciting styles. They both have cannons for arms and are mobile enough to extend any play.
Chiefs and Chargers fans should look forward to many more exciting one-score games in the future.
When Mike Williams was drafted 7th overall out of Clemson, expectations were high. He has had a solid career but hasn't always lived up to expectations.
Williams had a career year last season, with over 1,100 yards. That led to a big contract extension. That new contract brought even higher expectations for Williams.
He started the season slowly, only catching 2 passes in week 1. However, he stepped up in a big way with Keenan Allen out for week 2. He made 8 catches for 113 yards and a touchdown.
Williams wasn't the only receiver to step up in Keenan Allen's absence.
- Gerald Everett: 6 receptions, 71 yards
- DeAndre Carter: 2 receptions, 44 yards
- Joshua Palmer: 4 receptions, 30 yards, 1 TD
If Williams, and the rest of the receiving core, can keep up this level of play when Allen comes back, they will be a nightmare to defend.