LA Chargers: Overreactions from loss to New Orleans Saints

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(Photo by Chris Graythen/Getty Images) – LA Chargers
(Photo by Chris Graythen/Getty Images) – LA Chargers /

The LA Chargers lost yet another heartbreaker on Monday Night Football. This time at the hands of the New Orleans Saints in overtime, 30-27.

Rinse, wash, repeat. The LA Chargers have had special teams issues for years and tonight it reared its ugly head on Monday Night Football. Our own Jason Reed wrote a story a few weeks ago about Michael Badgley’s struggles in the last two years and the team’s apparent lack of trust in someone that had been a really good player for this team.

Badgley missed an extra point attempt after the team’s first touchdown and it came back to bit the team. Drew Brees led a late-game drive that ended in a touchdown. If Badgley hadn’t missed the PAT, Brees and the New Orleans Saints would have needed to go for two.

Then after the Chargers got a miraculous catch from Mike Williams to get into field goal range, and Badgley doinked the kick off the field goal post. The Chargers then went on to lose the game in overtime.

The Chargers offense led by Justin Herbert continues to be explosive, and the rookie had arguably the best debut in Monday Night Football history. He has led the league in yards when under pressure, and I would expect that stat to have grown after this game.

Herbert essentially played a perfect game and their defense mostly did a good job of limiting the Saints offense, unfortunately, it just didn’t end in a win.