LA Chargers: 3 heartbreaking numbers connected to the Bolts’ 2-5 start
By Jason Reed
3. The LA Chargers are the first team in NFL history to blow four consecutive q6-point leads
There is a good chance that you have already seen this stat circling on Twitter but if you haven’t then here is your first taste of a truly heartbreaking, yet perfectly Chargers, statistic. The LA Chargers became the first team in NFL history to blow a 16-point lead in four consecutive games.
#Chargers first team in NFL history to blow four leads of 16 points or more in four straight games. Fifth time in franchise history they have blown a lead of 21 or more. Last time was 2016 vs. Kansas City.
— Joe Reedy (@joereedy) November 2, 2020
Yes, it is that bad.
The Bolts blew an ugly game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in which they fumbled at the end of the first half on an unnecessary play call, allowing the Bucs to close the game and seize the momentum. They lost by a touchdown.
The LA Chargers were up 17 points against the New Orleans Saints, blew that lead and eventually lost in overtime after Michael Badgley could not hit the game-winning field goal at the end of regulation.
The Bolts then blew a 16-point lead to the Jacksonville Jaguars, however, a fumble on the kick-off and Justin Herbert clutching up saved this from being yet another ugly loss, and quite frankly, it very well could have been.
And then the Chargers allowed the Denver Broncos, who have the worst offense in the NFL outside of the New York Jets, to score 28 points in the second half, capped off with a last-second touchdown pass.
Something is up in LA and there is a reason why Charger fans have been putting Anthony Lynn on the hot seat.
Accountability has to start somewhere.