Bad day for LA: Rams, Bolts lose

THE CHARGERS couldn’t generate much of a running game; Austin Ekeler was the top rusher with 45 yards on 10 carries (Mike Novak/Chargers).

It was not a sunny Sunday for area pro football teams. Both the Los Angeles Rams and Los Angeles Chargers suffered losses.

The Chargers lost 31-17 to the Kansas City Chiefs on the road to see their season record fall to 2-4. The Bolts stayed with the Chiefs  for most of the game, but couldn’t match the magic of Patrick Mahomes. 

LAC stayed within one possession at 24-17 until Mahomes put the game away at 2:46 of the fourth quarter with a eight-yard scoring pass to Isiah Pacheco.
Justin Herbert completed 17 of 30 passes for 259 yards and one score for the Chargers. but was intercepted twice. Mahomes hit on 32 of 42 passes for four touchdowns; he was intercepted once. Travis Kelce caught 12 passes for 179 yards and one TD.

Back at SoFi Stadium, the Rams (now 3-4) lost 24-17 to the Pittsburg Steelers after leading 17-10 after three quarters.

Matthew Stafford had an off-day, completing 14 of 29 passes for 231 yards, including one TD and one interception. Puka Nacua was his favorite target with eight catches and 154 yards.

The Rams’ running game was only mediocre, gaining 127 yards on 20 carries and two missed field goals – one from 29 yards –  and a missed extra point kick – turned out to be the margin of defeat.

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