Justin Herbert got a surprise start in Week 2 and the LA Chargers nearly upset the Kansas City Chiefs.
The LA Chargers were 8.5-point underdogs heading into Week 2 and they nearly ended up beating the Kansas City Chiefs. The Chargers were in control for most of the game behind a surprise start for Justin Herbert, who learned he was starting right before game time.
Herbert was fantastic. I was on the record of saying that he probably was not ready to be the starter for the Chargers and boy was I wrong. Herbert completed 22 of 33 passes for 311 yards with a passing touchdown and rushing touchdowns.
He did make a few rookie mistakes, including throwing an interception into double coverage when he had the first down with his legs, but it happens. The Chargers probably would have kicked a field goal there at least, which would have changed the entire dynamic of the game, but it is not the reason why the Chargers lost this game.
Instead, the Chargers lost this game because of some coaching mistakes from the LA Chargers. Don’t get me wrong, for 90 percent of the game the coaching was great, the playcalling was better and things were going fantastic. However, when it mattered, it was the coaching that lost this game.
To be clear, this is probably the best I have felt after a loss in a long-time. The Chargers really should have beaten the Chiefs in this game and Herbert looked phenomenal. There are a lot of positives to take from this game.
Here are the negatives, thanks to the coaching staff.