Chargers loss a case of one less vs. Broncos
but the sky is not falling.
One less mistake, one less penalty and one made PAT or special teams play and they would have won. This was their first game back at home since October 7th, that is in 5 weeks, but came up short by one 23-22 Broncos.
Won the coin toss once again, Joey Bosa’s first game of the year, but the 6 game winning streak was haulted.
14 penalties for 140 yards, one negating an INT, another successful fake punt for their opponent, and a failed conversion gave the Chargers their first loss since September 23rd vs. the LA Rams.
But the sky isn’t falling the Chargers still find themselves only 2 games back from the Chiefs and tied with the Patriots & Texans with the second best record in the AFC and in the number one spot in the wildcard (yet we aren’t even in December).
Penalties, special teams errs and .
Had Philip Rivers taken a sack, the Chargers run on 3rd and 7 and we would be taking about another gritty win. All the variables one brings up after a loss, the what if game.
But despite the loss … the good point (no one will agree) one got a loss out of the way, they had an off day, but more directly so, a big slap to tighten up before they fly to Heinz Field ( 12/2) and Arrowhead (12/13) in the coming few weeks to face The Steelers and The Chiefs.
Third most penalized team in the NFL.
the hype or anticipation of Joey Bosa has been documented he made an impact, but wasn’t the messiah ( which is ridiculous to put on anyone) . This defense has been stellar without him, but need him now and he did show the brilliant impact the number 1 draft Ohio state player can add to this roster.
Anthony Lynn on Bosa: “I thought he looked good from the sideline. On a couple snaps I saw him edge rush, but I’ll know more when I watch the tape”.
Another loss on the day, Corey Luiget, however the next man up mentality is prevalent and productive with this stellar adaptable defense and Darius Philon will step up once again.