LA Chargers: The good, bad and ugly in win vs. Jacksonville Jaguars

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(Photo by Katelyn Mulcahy/Getty Images) – LA Chargers
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The bad:

Playcalling… yet again

Anthony Lynn and offensive coordinator Shane Steichen seem to shell up whenever they get a big league. The LA Chargers were up 16-0 in this game — it should not have been this close.

We saw it against the New Orleans Saints two weeks ago — the Chargers took a big lead and the offense became very cut and paste. The team ran too frequently on early downs and could not get enough sustained drives going.

Today was slightly different. They did try getting creative with Easton Stick (which I did not hate as much as some fans) and a wildcat play with Joshua Kelley.

What really bugged me was the passing calls. The team got off to a really hot start by throwing the ball to Justin Jackson, yet abandoned that when they took a 16-0 lead. The team eventually started feeding the running backs in designed passing plays again but it took them falling behind 21-16 to go back to it.

Justin Herbert’s early inaccuracy:

Justin Herbert wound up having a fantastic game yet again and helped will the team back. It definitely took some time for Herbert to truly get going, though. Early on in the game, Herbert was missing some throws that he usually makes, albeit the Jaguars played solid defense.

We have to mention it and the fact that the worst Herbert has looked this year was the first half of this game is really promising. He showed that he is immensely talented and can flip a game on its head and that even his worst play is still good enough to move the offense.