Is there a broken record playing somewhere or is it just me? The Chargers faced another heartbreaking loss in the final minutes of their matchup against the Las Vegas Raiders. Sounds familiar, doesn’t it? It should too many Charger fans as the team now moves to 3-15 in one-score games over the past two seasons.
Six of those losses have come this season amid defensive meltdowns and poor special teams performances. Their most recent disappointment followed the same story. Even though the Chargers lost on a controversial play in the final seconds of the game, they should’ve never been in that position. First kicker Michael Badgley couldn’t cash in on a 48-yard field goal. Later defensive mishaps such as Casey Hayward getting burnt by Nelson Agholor for a touchdown happen. In the 4th quarter, a turnover by rookie KJ Hill on a punt return led to a field goal for the Raiders.
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The point is, the Chargers can’t seem to catch a break. They’ve dealt with these morale deflating losses as well as injuries all over the roster. That hasn’t stopped Justin Herbert from shouldering some of the blame.
“We lost. It’s a loss and there’s no moral victories here and you know we have to get better, we have to keep putting up points, we have to do our job to keep moving the ball, and things like that. We came up short. We didn’t put up enough points today.”
The first-year signal-caller has been one of the few bright spots for Los Angeles this year. He’s shown he can handle the pressure of the NFL, especially during Sunday’s 4th quarter drive. While he has shown he is more than capable of leading an offense, that isn’t the only necessity for success.