2. 2017 Week 2: LA Chargers 17, Miami Dolphins 19
After dropping a very disappointing game in Week 1 against the Denver Broncos on a blocked field goal the team headed home to then-deemed StubHub Center for the first time. This was the first game for the Chargers back in Los Angeles and it was equally as disappointing.
In a way, this game was almost indicative of what was to come not only for the 2017 season but with the entire moving process as a whole. While the Bolts still have great fans (we love you guys!) it is true that they lost a lot of San Diego fans in the process. Not all, but a lot.
And what better way to introduce yourself to a new city then by losing in Week 2 in almost the exact same manner as you did in Week 1!? To make matters worse, the Miami Dolphins were not a good football team this season!
The Chargers were bookended by two zero-point quarters in the first and fourth but put together 17 in the middle frames. They headed into the fourth quarter with a 17-12 lead over the Dolphins.
This is how the Chargers’ drives went down in the fourth: punt from Miami’s 42, punt from LA’s 25, missed 44-yard field goal. That is it!
The Dolphins put together two drives that resulted in field goals and drained a total of 8:53 off the clock. What makes it worse is that Cody Parkey, who kicked the now-infamous “double doink” nailed a 53-yarder for the win.
Younghoe Koo had a 44-yard field goal for the second straight week, this time to win the game. While it did not get blocked, Koo missed the kick and the Chargers started their LA tenure 0-2 (eventually moving to 0-4).