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Chargers: Grading week two performance by position

DETROIT, MI - SEPTEMBER 15: Philip Rivers #17 of the Los Angeles Chargers reacts to a call in the third quarter against the Detroit Lions at Ford Field on September 15, 2019 in Detroit, Michigan. (Photo by Rey Del Rio/Getty Images)
DETROIT, MI - SEPTEMBER 15: Philip Rivers #17 of the Los Angeles Chargers reacts to a call in the third quarter against the Detroit Lions at Ford Field on September 15, 2019 in Detroit, Michigan. (Photo by Rey Del Rio/Getty Images)
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DETROIT, MI – SEPTEMBER 15: Philip Rivers #17 of the Los Angeles Chargers reacts to a call in the third quarter against the Detroit Lions at Ford Field on September 15, 2019 in Detroit, Michigan. (Photo by Rey Del Rio/Getty Images)
DETROIT, MI – SEPTEMBER 15: Philip Rivers #17 of the Los Angeles Chargers reacts to a call in the third quarter against the Detroit Lions at Ford Field on September 15, 2019 in Detroit, Michigan. (Photo by Rey Del Rio/Getty Images)

From missed field goals to touchdown-removing penalties, the Chargers piled on more miscues in four quarters than fans have seen in a long time.

The national media, team personnel and fans alike have all championed that the Los Angeles Chargers were undefeated when boarding a plane during the 2018 regular season. That streak ended in Foxborough last year, and the bad luck on the road continued this year as the team fell in painstaking fashion against the Detroit Lions. While nearly the whole organization deserves a shake of the head in disappointment, who should own the defeat the most?

Phillip Rivers: B-

While administering a C here for Phillip Rivers is tempting, his quarterback rating (68.5) was actually almost 17 points higher than it was in the Week One win versus the Colts (51.9).

That being said, Rivers was simply not good enough to win this ballgame, especially when it came to the final drive. Ken Whisenhunt’s offensive scheme did well for the broad majority of the game by attacking Pro-Bowl corner back Darius Slay, but No. 17 made a terrible decision and Slay picked off Rivers to seal the game.

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