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Chargers should be 4-0, but they’re not–and it hurts

Oct 2, 2016; San Diego, CA, USA; San Diego Chargers quarterback Philip Rivers (17) reacts after the Chargers gave up a fumble during the fourth quarter against the New Orleans Saints at Qualcomm Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Jake Roth-USA TODAY Sports
Oct 2, 2016; San Diego, CA, USA; San Diego Chargers quarterback Philip Rivers (17) reacts after the Chargers gave up a fumble during the fourth quarter against the New Orleans Saints at Qualcomm Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Jake Roth-USA TODAY Sports
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Welp.

What a sad excuse of a football team. The San Diego Chargers blew another fourth-quarter lead, this time to what was then a winless New Orleans Saints team. The Chargers, who also lost to the Indianapolis Colts and Kansas City Chiefs by less than a touchdown, are now 1-3 and sit in last place in the AFC West.

I understand that nobody wants to here it, but it’s still early in the season. In 2015, the Chiefs started the season 1-5, and they ended up making the playoffs after winning 10 straight games.

But these heartbreaking losses are taking a toll on both the team and the fans. A couple of Chargers players even said that this was one of the worst losses they’ve ever experienced. It makes it even worse that a bunch of impact players are already hurt and we’re only a quarter of a way through the season. It’s a dark day indeed, and it might be too much to come back from (mentally, that is).

Instead of writing long paragraphs on why these losses are on both the players and the coaches, I’ll let social media do the talking.

Chargers last 6 offensive plays:

FUMBLEFUMBLESACKBAD SNAPDROPPED (tipped) PASSINTERCEPTION

— Ben Higgins (@BenHigginsSD) October 2, 2016

Head coach Mike McCoy deserves the hate, and maybe the Chargers would be able to turn their season around if they fired McCoy sooner rather than later, but the players are at fault here.

The Chargers are 1-2 this season in games they've led by 13+ points in 4th quarter. The rest of the NFL is 25-0 in such games pic.twitter.com/5wp3eF0dC1

— ESPN Stats & Info (@ESPNStatsInfo) October 3, 2016

Well, that’s just upsetting to see.

Twelve of Chargers' 15 losses since 2015 been by one score, including all three this year. Team led in 4th quarter in all three. Can't close

— Michael Gehlken (@sdutGehlken) October 3, 2016

So, do we blame A) The offense B) The defense C) Conservative play-calling or D) All of the above?

Mike McCoy, talking mile a minute. Says he's "furious"… "We're going to find out a lot about this football team in a hurry."

— Michael Gehlken (@sdutGehlken) October 3, 2016

Uh, I believe we already found out about this team. As Ace Ventura would say, they are a bunch of “La-hoo-sa-hers.”

Through 4 weeks, there's only one sub .500 team to have more "points for" than "points against" — the @Chargers

— Rich Eisen (@richeisen) October 3, 2016

Meh.

Watching #Chargers football like pic.twitter.com/RdCll9bmop

— Andrew Burer (@andrewburer) October 3, 2016

This perfectly sums up what it feels like to be a Chargers fan.

"The @Chargers are rebuilding. If you keep [Rivers] there, you just wasted his entire career." – @LT_21 https://t.co/U7bbCP8Sqp

— NFL (@NFL) October 3, 2016

If we traded away our best player, then I guess there wouldn’t be any more hope on Sundays, in which we wouldn’t be let down anymore. #IfeelforRivers #McCoy’svisorbringsbadluck

I'll never make fun of a kid for believing in Santa Clause because there are grown adults who still believe in the San Diego Chargers.

— Matt Banks (@MLDBanks) October 3, 2016

I have no idea who that guy is, but that wasn’t very nice.

Chargers RB Melvin Gordon is the only player in the NFL with a rushing TD in each of his team's games this season.

— Field Yates (@FieldYates) October 2, 2016

Well, on the bright side, our 2015 first-round pick is playing like a first-round pick should. Props to him on having a bounce-back year. Now, if only we can get our 2016 first-round pick on the field..

And after trying to forget about Sunday’s awful loss, I see this while driving to go get lunch:

God is just rubbing it in now.. pic.twitter.com/6pdCv1puCj

— Matthew Pagels (@Matthew_Pagels) October 3, 2016

Like Philip Rivers said, you have to laugh to keep from crying, right?

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