The Los Angeles Chargers started the preseason 0-1 after a 24-17 loss to the Arizona Cardinals on Saturday night.
Having some time to sit back and digest things and watch portions of the game over again, there is plenty to take away from this game. While the “it’s just preseason” argument is sure to float around, it’s still a football game in which one team is trying to beat the other.
The Chargers played a sloppy game while most of the star players watched from the sidelines. However, one bright spot is that the team managed to avoid adding any more players to the growing list of injuries and that’s always a good thing.
The Chargers will next face the Seattle Seahawks in game two of the preseason but before we talk any more about that game, we must first take in all of the happenings from the past game.
On paper, the Chargers completely outplayed the Cardinals in this game. The Chargers had a 10-minute advantage in time of possession, ran 28 more total plays and outgained the Cards by over 200 total yards.
So what was it that led to a defeat? Let’s take a closer look at how this game went down and what areas the Chargers must focus in on in the next game against Seattle.