The LA Chargers battled the Kansas City Chiefs to an overtime loss in Week 2.
The LA Chargers went into the Week 2 matchup against the Kansas City Chiefs as 8.5-point underdogs. If bookmakers knew that Justin Herbert would be making a spot-start that he did not know about until right before the game, I would bet that the line would move to double-digits.
A rookie quarterback that did not have perfect tape in college without true first-team reps in practice starting a game against the defending champions and not knowing about it until right before the game? That is usually a recipe for disaster.
Not for Justin Herbert.
While it was not a perfect game and while he definitely did make some rookie mistakes, Herbert was great in this game. He completed 22 of 33 passes for 311 yards with a passing touchdown and rushing touchdown. He made some great throws and looked NFL-ready.
He led the Chargers in a fantastic game against the Chiefs that they were in control of all game. Unfortunately, the Chiefs are just so good that they will never go away and they fought their way to an overtime period and eventually won on a 58-yard Harrison Butker field goal.
To be clear: this is the best I have felt about the team after a loss in a long time, but there still were some disappointments in this game. Here are the three players that disappointed the most.