The LA Chargers have had some ugly losses to start the season.
The LA Chargers have built up a reputation at this point of finding new ways to lose football games and always being in the game but rarely walking away with the victory. That might be the most evident in the month of September, as time and time again, the Chargers seem to have a slow start to the season.
To welcome the month of September we ranked the three greatest wins by the team over the last 10 years. Now, with today being the second, we have to look at the other side of the coin at the losses that stung us the most.
There are a lot. So much so that we have compiled a list of some honorable mentions.
2017 vs. Denver Broncos
What a way to start the year! In primetime on Monday Night Football against the division rival Denver Broncos, the Chargers did what they do best and made the game close only to allow a blocked field goal attempt that would have sent the game to overtime.
2016 vs. Indianapolis Colts
This was the game that the Chargers took over with a minute and a half left and a four-point deficit and looked like they were going to drive down the field. Philip Rivers connected with Hunter Henry, he made it to mid-field and then fumbled.
2019 vs. Detroit Lions
The Chargers were DOWN THREE in FIELD GOAL RANGE and Philip Rivers threw an interception to Darius Slay on a terrible ball to Keenan Allen in the endzone. Quite frankly, this was one of the worst coaching/play-calling sequences I have ever seen.
2013 vs. Tennessee Titans
A lead in the fourth quarter is never safe for the Chargers, especially when they don’t score a single point in the fourth frame. Up 17-10 heading into the fourth, the Chargers allowed 10 unanswered points to lose.
There are plenty more examples. I do not want to keep talking about them. Let’s just dive into the top three.