The Kansas City Chiefs finished a battle against the division rival Los Angeles Chargers on Thursday Night Football, in a game that came down to the wire. It didn’t start how the Chiefs wanted, but it definitely finished that way.

The offense didn’t have its best day. Of course, there were great moments, but there were also some bad ones. Justin Watson’s touchdown was one of the better touchdowns we have seen through two games now.

While that play was great. It wasn’t the one that opened up the game. Instead, it was the defense. To be exact, it was the seventh-round rookie Jaylen Watson.

“So we knew that they like to throw switch routes in the high red [red zone], so me and Justin [Reid], we work together, the ball just ended up in my chest, and I took it home,” Watson told the media when asked what happened on the pick six.

“It was a surreal feeling, just so grateful and blessed to be in this position. I didn’t even know what to do when I got into the end zone, that’s why everyone saw me just standing there, but it’s a moment I’ll never forget.”

The Chiefs are made for games just like these. They are coached for games just like these. Because you never know what will happen, but it seems like Andy Reid always comes prepared.

“Being in shape,” Watson said when asked about preparation. “I really truly feel like we work the hardest out of anybody. We have a plethora of receivers, different kinds of receivers.

“I have guarded many types of different receivers that give you different work from Skyy [Moore] to JuJu [Smith-Schuster] to MVS [Valdes-Scantling], to even Trav [Kelce], so coach has done a great job preparing us, I feel like if I can hold my own against my teammates, I can hold my own against anybody.”

That is what separates the good players from the great ones. that is also what separates the good coaches from the great ones. I think this game proved how great Watson is, and how great Reid is.

When it comes to being a rookie. You have to have confidence, and that’s exactly what Watson has. Not only does he have that, but he also has a chip on his shoulder. he wants to prove everyone wrong, while still being humble.

“I woke up knowing I was going to get a pick, honestly,” Watson told reporters. “I just knew, being a seventh-rounder, having my first start, I was going to get tested a lot, and early, and I just felt I was going to get one today, and that’s what happened.”

You have to love that. Watson will become a fan favorite in Kansas City, for a few reasons. The first, well he made the game-changing 99-yard pick-six. The second is solely because of his comments there.

The Chiefs were able to walk out of Arrowhead Stadium beat up a bit, but with a win. The defense played their tails off, and I think it is safe to say Watson had the play of the game.

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