The Chargers are on an unfortunate losing streak after losing yet again in disappointing fashion in Tennessee. Even in a loss, however, two players deserve game balls.
The Chargers lost another game they should have won, and Austin Ekeler was robbed of a game-winning touchdown. Either way, the Chargers lost.
The bright side from yesterday’s game is that the Chargers stayed competitive for all four quarters. The defense played well enough to win, and did an absolutely fantastic job getting the ball back to the offense for one attempt at a game-winning drive. The offense performed much better overall than they did the last few games, even managing to finally score in the first half. Keenan Allen, Mike Williams, and Ekeler all had very good days in the passing game. But in the end, the team came up just short and lost.
In a classic Chargers turn of events, the team lost Forrest Lamp in game to injury and was without most of their normal defensive line. These injuries forced two Chargers to step up in a big way: Joey Bosa and Scott Quessenberry. Bosa put together his best all-around performance of the season, and Quessenberry was excellent after stepping in as the team’s center. Those two players get this week’s game balls.