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LA Chargers: 3 heartbreaking numbers connected to the Bolts’ 2-5 start

DENVER, COLORADO - NOVEMBER 01: Quarterback Justin Herbert #10 of the Los Angeles Chargers looks to pass against Shelby Harris #96 of the Denver Broncos in the second quarter of the game at Empower Field At Mile High on November 01, 2020 in Denver, Colorado. (Photo by Matthew Stockman/Getty Images)
DENVER, COLORADO - NOVEMBER 01: Quarterback Justin Herbert #10 of the Los Angeles Chargers looks to pass against Shelby Harris #96 of the Denver Broncos in the second quarter of the game at Empower Field At Mile High on November 01, 2020 in Denver, Colorado. (Photo by Matthew Stockman/Getty Images)
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(Photo by Katelyn Mulcahy/Getty Images) – LA Chargers
(Photo by Katelyn Mulcahy/Getty Images) – LA Chargers

The LA Chargers’ 2-5 start has been heartbreaking, these stats make it even harder to bear.

The LA Chargers‘ 2-5 record has been really tough to watch. The Chargers have been in every single game, leading by double-digits in four of the five losses. In typical Charger fashion, though, the team has found new and inventive ways to lose football games.

The Chargers are losing games in heartbreaking fashion and it becomes an even tougher pill to swallow when you consider the kind of numbers that the Chargers have put up this season. They are not a bad team — they just seemingly cannot win.

We know that this is probably the last thing that you want to read as a Charger fan and if you have made it this far then we have to respect it. Here are three heartbreaking numbers that make the 2-5 start even worse.

1. The LA Chargers’ point differential is very similar to the Buffalo Bills and Chicago Bears

The LA Chargers lose games by one possession. You should know this by now. The team very rarely gets blown out and instead loses these games in the slimmest of margins to give Charger fans a beacon of hope.

This is evident by the team’s point differential. Despite being one of the worst teams in the league record-wise, the Chargers’ point differential is not that bad. The Bolts have a -6 point differential.

To make matters worse for Charger fans, that is not much worse than the point differential that two winning teams have this season. The Chicago Bears have a -5 point differential this season yet have a 5-3 record.

If that is not bad enough, consider the fact that the 6-2, AFC East-leading, Buffalo Bills have a -1 point differential. Five points better than the LA Chargers, four more wins.

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