LA Chargers: The great, good and ugly in win over New York Jets

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(Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images) – LA Chargers
(Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images) – LA Chargers /

The LA Chargers won their third game of the season against the winless New York Jets.

We were all worried about the LA Chargers embarrassing themselves and losing to another winless team in the New York Jets. However, even the Chargers could not mess this game up and did what they should have done: won this game.

A 3-7 record is still really ugly, but maybe it can give the team something to build on and at least finish the year on somewhat of a positive note.

We are used to doing “good, bad and ugly” articles after Charger losses. However, because it is a win, we bring you the great, good and ugly.

The great:

Justin Herbert:

This kid is so special it is incredible. Every single week he manages to amaze us with something new and he had his best game as a rookie thus far.

We all expected a big game for Herbert as the Bolts were facing one of the worst pass-defenses in NFL history, but man, Herbert looks more like a multi-year veteran than he does a rookie.

Herbert finished with 366 passing yards, completing 75.5% of his passes with 3 touchdowns. He had a beautiful deep bomb to Tyron Johnson, a great throw to Mike Williams, an absolute laser to Hunter Henry and the most impressive throw of the day — a dart to Keenan Allen in the back of the endzone… on the run.

Justin Herbert is phenomenal.

Keenan Allen: 

It is kind of cheating since they are so connected but Keenan Allen was so good today. He tied Antonio Brown to become the fastest player to reach 600 career receptions and was saucing the Jets’ defense all game.

Allen finished with 16 receptions for 145 yards and x touchdown(s). He continues to prove that he is the most underrated receiver in the league. Just look how crisp his route running is on something as simple as a zig route.

Most underrated receiver in the league.

— Bolt Beat (@BB_Chargers) November 22, 2020

Herbert to Allen is a pairing that is going to be fun to watch over the next several seasons.