Stephen A. Smith got everything wrong about the Chiefs vs. Chargers matchup

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ESPN's "First Take" host is excited about a matchup between two players (Hunter Henry and Derrick Johnson) who aren't even playing in Thursday Night Football's matchup between the Chiefs and Chargers.

Stephen A. Smith got everything wrong about the Chiefs vs. Chargers matchup

ESPN's "First Take" host is excited about a matchup between two players (Hunter Henry and Derrick Johnson) who aren't even playing in Thursday Night Football's matchup between the Chiefs and Chargers.

Stephen A. Smith had quite the moment on ESPN's "First Take" this morning.

The hot take artist is often mocked for his strong opinions, but Thursday he was getting criticism because he got everything wrong about tonight's matchup between the Chiefs and Chargers. It's seriously somewhat impressive just how much he got wrong.

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In the moments before that clip, Smith was discussing how excited he was about watching Spencer Ware in tonight's game. Ware is officially listed as doubtful, which means he's likely not going to play. Everyone is expecting him to sit out this game.

OK, we can forgive him for that. He made a small mistake in forgetting someone was hurt. It happens. But the events that unfolded next were truly something to behold.

Smith goes on to talk about the exciting matchup between Hunter Henry and Derrick Johnson. Henry tore his ACL in a May practice and hasn't played all year, and won't be playing for the rest of 2018. Johnson isn't on the Chiefs, and better yet, he's not even in the league at the moment.

To make matters worse, Smith tried correcting the issue on Twitter.

Smith says he meant to talk about how excited he was over Virgil Green — a tight end who hasn't caught a pass in the last three games, and has just 15 receptions all season. Also Smith doesn't even offer an explanation about Johnson who, again, is not on an NFL roster.

The only explanation we can think of is Smith looked up stats for last year's matchup between the Chiefs and Chargers. Henry was a good player last year (579 yards, four touchdowns) and Derrick Johnson was on the Chiefs in 2017.

UPDATE: Even the Chargers had some fun mocking Smith.


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