Chargers’ bad eggs: Worst games under GM Tom Telesco

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SAN DIEGO, CA – SEPTEMBER 09: Tight end Owen Daniels #81 of the Houston Texans is pursued by Shareece Wright #29 of the San Diego Chargers in the fourth quarter at Qualcomm Stadium on September 9, 2013 in San Diego, California. (Photo by Jeff Gross/Getty Images)

The Los Angeles Chargers have had some awful, miserable performances against teams under GM Tom Telesco. Let’s count the bad eggs…

The Los Angeles Chargers have all kind of reasons to be happy right now: their home uniforms are now the famous powder blues, the schedule features at least four prime time games, and the 2019 NFL Draft may feature the final pieces to add to bring the team to the Super Bowl. So much happiness, so much reason for hope.

So let’s be negative.

Here are some truly “bad eggs” of a game under current general manager Tom Telesco.

Chargers blow 28-7 lead to Houston Texans on Monday Night Football

The Chargers, having just drafted D.J. Fluker to man the right side of their offensive line, were doing a number on a prime-J.J. Watt-led defensive line, scoring 28 points over three quarters. The defense did a stellar job as well, holding the Arian Foster and Andre Johnson offense to just seven points through most of three quarters.

Then, it all fell off the rails. In front of an energized home crowd on prime time television, Mike McCoy watched as the Texans scored 24 unanswered points to stun his Chargers at home. Houston would out-gain the Chargers 449 yards to 263, and have nearly twice as many first downs as the Bolts.

Funny how this one game would heavily imply the kind of team the Chargers would develop under their vanilla head coach over the next four seasons…

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