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LA Chargers: 4 biggest disappointments through 4 weeks of the season

INGLEWOOD, CALIFORNIA - SEPTEMBER 27: Donte Jackson #26 of the Carolina Panthers runs back his interception past Bryan Bulaga #75 of the Los Angeles Chargers during the second quarter in a 21-16 Panthers win at SoFi Stadium on September 27, 2020 in Inglewood, California. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)
INGLEWOOD, CALIFORNIA - SEPTEMBER 27: Donte Jackson #26 of the Carolina Panthers runs back his interception past Bryan Bulaga #75 of the Los Angeles Chargers during the second quarter in a 21-16 Panthers win at SoFi Stadium on September 27, 2020 in Inglewood, California. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)
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(Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports) – LA Chargers

The LA Chargers are a quarter of the way through the 2020 season.

The LA Chargers are officially one-fourth finished with the 2020 season and the team’s start has not been great with a 1-3 record. The most frustrating part of that 1-3 record is that, like every year, you could tweak one small thing about each game and the Bolts would be 4-0.

There have been some huge positives from the first quarter of the season, such as the emergence of Justin Herbert as the future franchise quarterback, but there have been some negatives as well.

Here are the LA Chargers’ four biggest disappointments through four games this season (idea courtesy of our FanSided sister site, Niner Noise).

1. The LA Chargers’ slew of injuries

The LA Chargers are one of the most injured teams in the league and while you cannot necessarily put fault anywhere, it has been disappointing to see the team, yet again, be unable to escape the injury bug.

Derwin James, Drue Tranquill, Chris Harris, Melvin Ingram, Bryan Bulaga, Trai Turner, Mike Pouncey, Mike Williams and Austin Ekeler have all missed time, some will continue to miss time and some will miss the entire year.

Those are nine starting players who are impact players. Every NFL team deals with injuries and most NFL fans think that their team is the only one that has to deal with the unfortunate reality. However, it is legitimately concerning how often the Chargers are hit with the injury bug.

If the team manages to make the playoffs this season then it will be a testament to the depth on the roster.

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