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Chiefs vs. Chargers live score, updates, highlights from NFL ‘Thursday Night Football’ game



The Chargers will look to sweep the Chiefs in a battle for the top of the AFC West. 

During the previous contest in Kansas City, Justin Herbert helped lead Los Angeles to a 31-24 victory. However, since suffering a 27-3 loss to the Titans in Week 7, the Chiefs have maintained a six-game win streak. A win in Los Angeles will keep Kansas City on top in the AFC West.  

As the Chargers earned a 37-21 victory against the Giants last week, Justin Herbert completed 23 passes for 275 yards with three touchdowns. Leading wide reciever Keenan Allen was activated off the COVID-19 reserve ahead of the matchup and wide reciever Mike Williams is expected to make his return from a heel injury. However, the Chargers will be without rookie left tackle Rashawn Slater after he was added to the COVID-19 list.

On the other hand, the Chiefs will play without defensive tackle Chris Jones, who leads the team with seven sacks, after he tested positive with COVID-19 on Tuesday. While the Chiefs will be without linebacker Willie Gay, who also ended up on the COVID-19 list this week, Patrick Mahomes, wide reciever Tyreek Hill and running back Derrick Gore are expected to light up the Kansas City offense.  

Sporting News is tracking live scoring updates and highlights from Chiefs vs. Chargers on “Thursday Night Football.” Read below for complete results from the NFL Week 15 game.

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Chiefs vs. Chargers score

  Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4 F
Chiefs 7 3
Chargers 0 7

Chiefs vs. Chargers live updates, highlights from Thursday Night Football

All times Eastern. 

9:15 p.m.: TOUCHDOWN CHARGERS. Herbert scrambles into the end zone and puts the Chargers on the board. After Hopkins makes the extra point, Chargers cut the Chiefs’ lead 10-7 with 9:12 remaining in the half. 

9:11 p.m.: Herbert fires a pass to Allen and goes down at the Kansas City 5. Allen was injured during the play. 

9:08 p.m.: Herbert completes to Jackson for 13 yards and picks up a first down at the Kansas City 28. 

9:06 p.m.: Jackson rushes for 15 yards and gives the Chargers a first down at the 40. 

9:04 p.m.: FIELD GOAL CHIEFS. Butker makes a 30-yard attempt and extends the lead. Chiefs are ahead 10-0 in the first minute of the second quarter. 

First Quarter: Chiefs 7, Chargers 0

8:58 p.m.: Mahomes completes to Kelce for 17 yards then is pushed out of bounds at the 14, 

8:55 p.m.: Edwards-Helaire rushes for five yards and a penalty against the Chargers gives Kansas City a first down. 

8:53 p.m.: Mahomes completes to Edwards-Helaire for 12 yards and gives the Chiefs a first down at the Chargers’ 45. 

8:52 p.m.: INTERCEPTION CHIEFS. Hitchens intercepts a tipped pass from Herbert. Chiefs will take over at the Kansas City 43. 

8:50 p.m.: Herbert fires a short pass to Anderson for 12 yards and gets a first down at the 47. 

8:48 p.m.: Herbert completes a pass to Ekeler for nine yards and positions the Chargers at the 34. 

8:45 p.m.: TOUCHDOWN CHIEFS. Burton rushes up the middle for 7 yards into the end zone. After Butker makes the extra kick, Chiefs lead 7-0 with 7:34 remaining in the first quarter. 

8:43 p.m.: Darrel Williams rushes for 11 yards, then Mahomes completes to Hill for another 11 yards to position the Chiefs at the Chargers’ 16. 

8:42 p.m.: Mahomes fires a short pass to Burton, who breaks free and rushes for 20 yards. 

8:40 p.m.: Mahomes completes to Kelce for 14 yards and gets the first down at the 28.

8:39 p.m.: An offensive holding penalty against the Chiefs pushes them back to the 9. 

8:36 p.m.: Mahomes completes to Hill for 12 yards and goes out of bounds at the Kansas City 17.

8:30 p.m.: Herbert fires another incomplete pass intended for Parham on fourth down and gives Kansas City possession at the 5. Parham appeared to have landed on his head during the play and was stretchered off the field. 

8:26 p.m.: Herbert completes to Williams at the 1 and is injured on the play. 

8:24 p.m.: Ekeler rushes for 15 yards and positions the Chargers at the 5. 

8:22 p.m.: Roberts returns the kickoff for 75 yards and gives the Chargers a first down at the Chiefs’ 24. 

8:20 p.m.: Chiefs win the coin toss and defer to the second half. Chargers will start with possession after the kickoff. 

Chiefs vs. Chargers start time

  • Date: Thursday, Dec. 16
  • Time: 8:20 p.m. ET 

The Chiefs vs. Chargers game will kick off at 8:20 p.m. ET at SoFi Stadium in Inglewood, Cali. All “Thursday Night Football” games in 2021 are scheduled to begin at 8:20 p.m. ET.

What channel is Chiefs vs. Chargers on tonight?

  • TV channel: Fox, NFL Network
  • Live stream: Amazon Prime, fuboTV

Both Fox and NFL Network will broadcast the “Thursday Night Football” game between the Chiefs and the Chargers. Joe Buck and Troy Aikman will broadcast from the booth, while Erin Andrews and Kristina Pink will report from the sidelines.

Additionally, fans can stream the game on Amazon Prime with the same broadcast that’s shown on Fox and NFL Network.

Fans can also stream NFL games with fuboTV, which offers a seven-day free trial.

Meanwhile, viewers in Canada can watch the game on DAZN.

NFL live stream for ‘Thursday Night Football’

If you don’t have access to cable, there are multiple options for streamers to watch “Thursday Night Football” games. Here’s a list below if you don’t have cable.

Streaming option Cable subscription needed? Free? Cost Free trial?
NFL App No Yes
Yahoo! Sports App No Yes
DirecTV Stream No No $69.99/month No
fuboTV No No $60/month Yes
Hulu Plus Live TV No No $55/month Yes
Sling TV No No $35/month No
YouTube TV No No $65/month Yes

Chiefs schedule 2021

Week Date Opponent Kickoff time  TV
1 Sept. 12 vs. Browns 4:25 p.m. ET CBS
2 Sept. 19 at Ravens 8:20 p.m. ET NBC
3 Sept. 26 vs. Chargers 1 p.m. ET CBS
4 Oct. 3 at Eagles 1 p.m. ET CBS
5 Oct. 10 vs. Bills 8:20 p.m. ET NBC
6 Oct. 17 at Washington 1 p.m. ET CBS
7 Oct. 24 at Titans 1 p.m. ET CBS
8 Nov. 1 vs. Giants 8:15 p.m. ET ESPN
9 Nov. 7 vs. Packers 4:25 p.m. ET Fox
10 Nov. 14 at Raiders 8:20 p.m. ET NBC
11 Nov. 21 vs. Cowboys 4:25 p.m. ET Fox
12 BYE
13 Dec. 5 vs. Broncos 8:20 ET NBC
14 Dec. 12 vs. Raiders 1 p.m. ET CBS
15 Dec. 16 at Chargers 8:20 p.m. ET Fox/NFLN/Amazon
16 Dec. 26 vs. Steelers 4:25 p.m. ET CBS
17 Jan. 2 at Bengals 1 p.m. ET CBS
18 Jan. 9 at Broncos 4:25 p.m. ET CBS

Chargers schedule 2021

Week Date Opponent Kickoff time  TV
1 Sept. 12 at Washington 1 p.m. ET CBS
2 Sept. 19 vs. Cowboys 4:25 p.m. ET CBS
3 Sept. 26 at Chiefs 1 p.m. ET CBS
4 Oct. 4 vs. Raiders 8:15 p.m. ET ESPN
5 Oct. 10 vs. Browns 4:05 p.m. ET CBS
6 Oct. 17 at Ravens 1 p.m. ET CBS
7 BYE
8 Oct. 31 vs. Patriots 4:05 p.m. ET CBS
9 Nov. 7 at Eagles 4:05 p.m. ET CBS
10 Nov. 14 vs. Vikings 4:05 p.m. ET Fox
11 Nov. 21 vs. Steelers 8:20 p.m. ET NBC
12 Nov. 28 at Broncos 4:05 p.m ET CBS
13 Dec. 5 at Bengals 1 p.m. ET Fox
14 Dec. 12 vs. Giants 4:05 p.m. ET Fox
15 Dec. 16 vs. Chiefs 8:20 p.m. ET Fox/NFLN/Amazon
16 Dec. 26 at Texans 1 p.m. ET CBS
17 Jan. 2 vs. Broncos 4:05 p.m. ET CBS
18 Jan. 9 at Raiders 4:25 p.m. ET CBS

Thursday Night Football schedule 2021

Week Date Matchup Time (ET) TV Channel
1 Sept. 9 Cowboys @ Buccaneers 8:20 p.m. NBC
2 Sept. 16 Giants @ WFT 8:20 p.m. NFL Network
3 Sept. 23 Panthers @ Texans 8:20 p.m. NFL Network
4 Sept. 30 Jaguars @ Bengals 8:20 p.m. NFL Network
5 Oct. 7 Rams @ Seahawks 8:20 p.m. Fox, NFL Network
6 Oct. 14 Buccaneers @ Eagles 8:20 p.m. Fox, NFL Network
7 Oct. 21 Broncos @ Browns 8:20 p.m. Fox, NFL Network
8 Oct. 28 Packers @ Cardinals 8:20 p.m. Fox, NFL Network
9 Nov. 4 Jets @ Colts 8:20 p.m. Fox, NFL Network
10 Nov. 11 Ravens @ Dolphins 8:20 p.m. Fox, NFL Network
11 Nov. 18 Patriots @ Falcons 8:20 p.m. Fox, NFL Network
12 Nov. 25 Bills @ Saints 8:20 p.m. NBC
13 Dec. 2 Cowboys @ Saints 8:20 p.m. Fox, NFL Network
14 Dec. 9 Steelers @ Vikings 8:20 p.m. Fox, NFL Network
15 Dec. 16 Chiefs @ Chargers 8:20 p.m. Fox, NFL Network
16 Dec. 23 49ers @ Titans 8:20 p.m. NFL Network



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