8. Melvin Gordon gets hurt
I’ll admit, I thought the Chargers were up bigger than 28-10 on the Arizona Cardinals when this happened:
Video on #Chargers RB #MelvinGordon: worry for MCL injury with hit to the outside of the knee. Luckily his foot seems to escape making it a milder sprain.Outlook is 1-3 weeks. MRI pending tomorrow to confirm pic.twitter.com/wBM0sfv1wG
— The Jocs and Docs Show (@JocsandDocs) November 25, 2018
Still, what in the world was this play call?
What makes this injury worse is that the Chargers’ franchise back would never really recover, missing three games before returning and eventually re-injuring himself against the Denver Broncos (in another meaningless moment) and once more in the playoffs against the Ravens.
Gordon never looked the same following this injury.
7. Desmond King melts in Foxborough
It wasn’t a good day for Chargers All-Pro Desmond King:
— Esporte Dinâmico (@EsporteDinamico) January 13, 2019
While not out-doing Travis Benjamin’s misfire against the Patriots on a return last season, King found himself on the end of a truly unlucky moment in the biggest game of the season, having a punt fall through his hands and roll eight yards nearly out of bounds before being recovered by the kicking team.
The Chargers likely had no shot at winning this game, but after finally stopping the Patriots and forcing a punt, the blunder wound up putting the Bolts in an even deeper hole.