Once more, The Los Angeles Chargers’ close game woes continue as the team loses a heartbreaker to the Las Vegas Raiders 31-26 in the late quarter and find themselves at 2-6 for the season.
The Chargers coming into the game faced off against a Raiders squad who’s coming off a victory over the Cleveland Browns in the previous week to help give them the momentum needed in an evenly balanced matchup. In the 1st Half of play, the Raiders were in full control until QB Justin Herbert lead the way to help give the team a close lead 17-14. Out of the gate in the 2nd Half, the Raiders got their redemption back with a few flashy plays from QB Derek Carr putting up 14 points in the 3rd quarter to retain control of the game. What seemed like it was headed the Raider’s direction for the win, Herbert continued to grind as the Chargers tried to comeback from behind and win in dramatic fashion. With only 0:01 seconds left on the clock, the Chargers performed a short pass play for the victory only to be cut short by great defensive block from the Raiders secondary that crushed the Chargers chances of winning the game and Raiders walked away victorious 31-26 at the final and the team now sits at 2-6 for the regular season.
At the post game, the Chargers had a total of 440 yards on offense with 312 of those yards coming from the passing game. QB Justin Herbert finished with 28/42 completions, 326 passing yards, 2 touchdowns and 0 interceptions. Despite having an unbelievable rookie season from QB Justin Herbert, the Chargers can’t seem to figure out the solution to their close game losses. The team is 0-3 when leading by 16+ points this season and have a combined 3-15 W/L ratio in games consisting on 7 points or less from 2019 to 2020. Majority of the losses as we can see all is held accountable by the Chargers coaching staff and their conservative strategies that has put this team in a hole. The Chargers from top to bottom of the roster is filled with championship & Pro-bowl caliber talent that doesn’t have the right leader at the helm to help lead this team to the promise land in hopes of winning their first championship. The real question now will be, what do the Chargers do now?
Jake Silva – Los Angeles Chargers Ambassador for Spotlight Sports Network