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Chargers: What went right, what went wrong in home opener

CARSON, CALIFORNIA - SEPTEMBER 08: Austin Ekeler #30 is congratulated by Dan Feeney #66 of the Los Angeles Chargers after scoring a touchdown during the first half of a game against the Indianapolis Colts at Dignity Health Sports Park on September 08, 2019 in Carson, California. (Photo by Sean M. Haffey/Getty Images)
CARSON, CALIFORNIA - SEPTEMBER 08: Austin Ekeler #30 is congratulated by Dan Feeney #66 of the Los Angeles Chargers after scoring a touchdown during the first half of a game against the Indianapolis Colts at Dignity Health Sports Park on September 08, 2019 in Carson, California. (Photo by Sean M. Haffey/Getty Images)
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CARSON, CALIFORNIA – SEPTEMBER 08: Austin Ekeler #30 of the Los Angeles Chargers runs past the defense of Kenny Moore #23 of the Indianapolis Colts during the first half of a game at Dignity Health Sports Park on September 08, 2019 in Carson, California. (Photo by Sean M. Haffey/Getty Images)
CARSON, CALIFORNIA – SEPTEMBER 08: Austin Ekeler #30 of the Los Angeles Chargers runs past the defense of Kenny Moore #23 of the Indianapolis Colts during the first half of a game at Dignity Health Sports Park on September 08, 2019 in Carson, California. (Photo by Sean M. Haffey/Getty Images)

The Chargers open the regular season with a win at home. Here’s what went right and wrong for the winning team.

The Chargers had only one won regular season opener under general manager Tom Telesco, but they finally broke the streak of losing with an overtime win over the Indianapolis Colts.

A 27-24 victory is about what many would have predicted the outcome of the game to be, but this was unnecessarily close for a Chargers team that was one bad interception away from burying the Colts in the third quarter. A game between two playoff contenders should come down to the wire,

Thanks to a coin toss and some unfortunately terrible kicking by the Colts, the Chargers were able to come away with a win.

A win is great, and there were a number of positives, but there were also a few big issues on Sunday. Though it’s fun to celebrate a win, this article will also talk about some of the things that went wrong in Los Angeles. After all, when fans are preparing for the worst in overtime, something must have been off the four quarters prior.

Here’s what went right, as well as what went wrong, in their Week One.

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