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The Chargers’ curse on opposing quarterbacks

CARSON, CA - OCTOBER 13: Philip Rivers #17 of the Los Angeles Chargers congratulates Devlin Hodges #6 of the Pittsburgh Steelers after a 24-17 Steelers win at Dignity Health Sports Park October 13, 2019 in Carson, California. (Photo by Denis Poroy/Getty Images)
CARSON, CA - OCTOBER 13: Philip Rivers #17 of the Los Angeles Chargers congratulates Devlin Hodges #6 of the Pittsburgh Steelers after a 24-17 Steelers win at Dignity Health Sports Park October 13, 2019 in Carson, California. (Photo by Denis Poroy/Getty Images)
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CARSON, CA – SEPTEMBER 08: Qarterback Jacoby Brissett #7 of the Indianapolis Colts calls a play against the Los Angeles Chargers during the first half at Dignity Health Sports Park on September 8, 2019 in Carson, California. (Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)
CARSON, CA – SEPTEMBER 08: Qarterback Jacoby Brissett #7 of the Indianapolis Colts calls a play against the Los Angeles Chargers during the first half at Dignity Health Sports Park on September 8, 2019 in Carson, California. (Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)

The Los Angeles Chargers have seen many of their opponents’ quarterbacks get injured or benched, and the list just seems to keep growing.

The Chargers are just not used to things going their way. And this season, not many things have gone their way. Injuries have piled up, games have been lost in the worst ways, and the team now sits 2-4 in what was supposed to be a special season.

However, not everything is going against the Chargers. In a bizarre turn of events, the Chargers have only faced three of the six quarterbacks they were supposed to face in the first six games.

First, it was Andrew Luck, who made his surprising retirement prior to the season, leaving Jacoby Brissett to lead the Indianapolis Colts against the Chargers in Week 1. The Chargers barely escaped with an overtime win, thanks to a couple of missed kicks by legendary kicker Adam Vinatieri. Nobody knows what would have happened with Luck at the helm, but odds are the result wouldn’t have gone the Chargers’ way.

Luck was only the first in a list of quarterbacks who were slated to start against the Chargers, but for one reason or another, didn’t. There’s also the quarterbacks from Chargers’ future fixtures that may end up missing the game.

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