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Chargers stumble against Cheifs, fall to 0-3 on season

CARSON, CA - SEPTEMBER 24: Kareem Hunt
CARSON, CA - SEPTEMBER 24: Kareem Hunt

The Los Angeles Chargers lost another game they had every chance to win, and this one didn’t come down to a last-second field goal.

The Chargers were defeated by the Kansas City Chiefs on Sunday, dropping their record to 0-3 on the year. The season is quickly slipping away from the Bolts, as less than two percent of teams that start the season 0-3 make the playoffs.

Philip Rivers was particularly bad in this one, throwing three interceptions in the first half. He also completed just 20-of-40 passes on the day and some of his throws were noticeably off the mark.

Still, the Chargers hung around all day and had their chances, especially in the fourth quarter with the Chiefs holding onto a 17-10 lead. The team failed to keep drives going by converting third downs and averaged less than five yards per play. Rivers was flustered and didn’t have a clean pocket to throw from for much of the day.

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Finally, Kareem Hunt popped off a 69-yard touchdown run to put the game away. Hunt finished the game with 172 yards rushing.

Now the Chargers must face their worst nightmare. They’ve started the season 0-3, losing two of those games at home in a stadium that features just as many, if not more, fans cheering for the opposition. Meanwhile, the Los Angeles Rams are 2-1 and just posted 41 points against the San Francisco 49ers on Thursday night. The Rams possess one of the league’s more exciting young teams.

The Chargers are in danger of becoming irrelevant, quickly.

The Chargers will stay in Los Angeles to play their third home game in a row next Sunday against the Philadelphia Eagles (2-1). Coach Anthony Lynn has some major work to do in order to get this team focused and ready to try and make something of the season.