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Patrick Mahomes, Chiefs hold off Chargers in Mexico City

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Los Angeles Chargers quarterback Philip Rivers, center, is sacked by Kansas City Chiefs defensive end Frank Clark (55) and defensive tackle Joey Ivie (93) during the second half of an NFL football game Monday, Nov. 18, 2019, in Mexico City.
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Los Angeles Chargers wide receiver Keenan Allen, left, can’t make the catch as Kansas City Chiefs cornerback Charvarius Ward, right, defends, during the second half of an NFL football game Monday, Nov. 18, 2019, in Mexico City.
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Los Angeles Chargers wide receiver Keenan Allen, left, scores a touchdown during the second half of an NFL football game against the Kansas City Chiefs, Monday, Nov. 18, 2019, in Mexico City.
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Fans cheer before an NFL football game between the Los Angeles Chargers and the Kansas City Chiefs Monday, Nov. 18, 2019, in Mexico City.
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Mexican flags adorn a fan’s hat before an NFL football game between the Los Angeles Chargers and the Kansas City Chiefs Monday, Nov. 18, 2019, in Mexico City.
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Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes throws a pass during the first half of an NFL football game against the Los Angeles Chargers, Monday, Nov. 18, 2019, in Mexico City.
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Los Angeles Chargers quarterback Philip Rivers throws a pass during the first half of an NFL football game against the Kansas City Chiefs Monday, Nov. 18, 2019, in Mexico City.
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Kansas City Chiefs defensive back Rashad Fenton reacts after an interception during the second half of an NFL football game Monday, Nov. 18, 2019, in Mexico City.

MEXICO CITY — Daniel Sorensen picked off Philip Rivers’ fourth interception at the goal line with 18 seconds to play, and the Kansas City Chiefs stayed on top of the AFC West with a 24-17 victory over the Los Angeles Chargers on Monday night at Azteca Stadium.

Patrick Mahomes passed for 182 yards and hit Travis Kelce for his only touchdown, while LeSean McCoy and Darrel Williams rushed for touchdowns as the Chiefs (7-4) hung on to win the fourth regular-season NFL game played in Mexico despite a few problems with Azteca’s grass field and a one-sided first half favoring the Chargers (4-7), who racked up 312 yards without a touchdown.

After throwing his second interception of the season in the first half, Mahomes led two sharp scoring drives in the third quarter with help from Kelce, who caught seven passes for 92 yards. The Chiefs held Los Angeles to eight points in the second half, and Sorensen grabbed Rivers’ underthrown pass to Austin Ekeler at the goal line to secure the Chiefs’ 10th win over Los Angeles in 11 meetings.

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