Chargers look great the week before, get run over by the New England Patriots the following week
I’m not sure fans have been more stunned by the outcome of any game under Tom Telesco’s tenure more than they were this past January. The Chargers were just coming off a great victory in Baltimore, looked to have a vicious defense, and were on paper a much more talented team than the hosting Patriots. After three straight games against tough defenses (BAL, DEN, BAL), the Chargers were looking forward to an easier game in Foxborough.
It’s not that they lost that’s a surprise, though still many were betting on the Chargers to win. It’s the manner in which they lost: by half time, the Patriots were up 35-7, rolling over the Chargers thanks to a 129-yard rushing performance from Sony Michel and a defense that pressured Rivers on more than 70 percent of his first half snaps. It couldn’t end soon enough.
There’s a bit of misery on this fine Sunday for you. The Chargers had a few more bad eggs than the ones listed in this article, but those certainly stood out. Thankfully, the Chargers are in better shape this year than they have ever been, and are going to add (hopefully) some great “trench” picks in this draft to put the team over the top. Got any other miserable game experiences you’d like to share? Sound off in the comments below.