LA Chargers: 3 bold predictions vs. Tampa Bay Buccaneers in Week 4

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(Photo by Harry How/Getty Images) – LA Chargers
(Photo by Harry How/Getty Images) – LA Chargers /

The LA Chargers head to Tampa Bay to take on the Buccaneers in Week 4.

The LA Chargers are 1-2 on the season after a very disappointing loss to the Carolina Panthers and are looking to flip the narrative in Week 4 with a big win over Tom Brady and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

The Chargers are entering their toughest two-week stretch of the year, having to play both the Bucs and New Orleans Saints in back-to-back weeks on the road. Winning both would obviously be a huge statement, but the Bolts should take this one game at a time and just look to get a win in Tampa, as falling to 1-3 could be disastrous.

Here are our bold predictions for the matchup.

1. Justin Herbert has a sub-250 yard day

Justin Herbert has been great so far for the LA Chargers. Yes, he has made some rookie mistakes, but he has proven that he is ready and capable of being a starting NFL quarterback. It is too soon to say that he is going to be great, but you can usually tell right away when someone has it and can at least be decent. Herbert has it.

People should not change their minds on that fact after Week 4 as this is going to be Herbert’s worst game thus far. The Chargers are coming up against a really tough front-seven that, even with Jason Pierre-Paul, is going to have its way with the Chargers’ offensive line.

If the same offensive line shows up in Week 4 that showed up in Week 3 then Herbert is a lot of trouble. He did really well in the teeth of pressure last week but this is going to be even worse for the young quarterback.

This is his first traveling East for a 1 p.m. game and it is coming up against a terrible matchup for his offense. Expect a lesser performance out of Herbert in Week 4.