LA Chargers: Why Justin Herbert will have a massive day vs. Patriots
By Jason Reed
3. Justin Herbert is elite at SoFi Stadium
My best friend since the third grade is a diehard New Orleans Saints fan and I always tease him that Drew Brees is simply an indoor quarterback and cannot play outdoors. Now, here I am with the quarterback of my favorite team playing in a dome and being elite in said dome.
It is okay. The argument still stands.
While the Chargers have actually had easier competition at home, it is quite staggering to see just how good Justin Herbert is when he is playing at SoFi Stadium this season. Maybe it is because it is indoors. Maybe it is because he sleeps in his own bed. It has nothing to do with fans, but there is a difference.
Justin Herbert has six 300-yard games this year, five are at SoFi Stadium. In his five home starts this year, Herbert has a 68.98% completion, 10 touchdowns, two interceptions and averages 336 passing yards per game.
He is still good on the road, but not as good. On the road, he has a 64.52% completion, 13 touchdowns, five interceptions and averages 267 yards per game in five starts.
His only 300-yard game on the road, this past week against Buffalo, really should not have been a 300-yard game. The Chargers completed that miracle hail mary on fourth and 29 that put him above 300.
Justin Herbert is really good in LA and he is playing a defense that profiles to match up terribly against him.