LA Chargers: Why Week 3 might be the highest-scoring game of season

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The LA Chargers might score the most points all season against the Carolina Panthers in Week 3.

The LA Chargers are 1-1 on the season but the 1-1 record through two weeks feels much better than it did last year. Instead of dropping an ugly loss to a bad Detroit Lions team, the Chargers instead took the Kansas City Chiefs to overtime and was controlling the game for most of the game.

After a clunky win in Week 1 the Chargers had as good of a loss as you can have. Not only did the Chargers go toe-to-toe with the Chiefs, but they also welcomed their franchise quarterback Justin Herbert.

Herbert was an emergency starter for the Bolts after team doctors accidentally punctured Tyrod Taylor’s lung while administering a pain-killing ejection for a cracked rib. The very short notice against the defending Super Bowl Champions did not scare Herbert, who completed 22 of 33 passes for 311 yards with two combined touchdowns.

The Chargers now head into a much easier matchup at their home stadium against the Carolina Panthers, who are without Christian McCaffrey and are 0-2 on the season.

The Chargers are touchdown favorites against the Panthers and for good reason — they are a much better football team. In fact, this very well could be the best offensive game that the Chargers have all season.

It sounds like a bad thing that the team might peak offensively in Week 3 but there are always those random blowouts where the offense explodes — think Jacksonville last week.

Here are the three reasons why we might get that Jacksonville-esque monster offensive game in Week 3.