Justin Herbert

Justin Herbert’s most efficient game yet — Week 14 game grade

Dec 13, 2020; Inglewood, California, USA; Los Angeles Chargers quarterback Justin Herbert (10) throws against the Atlanta Falcons during the first half at SoFi Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Gary A. Vasquez-USA TODAY Sports
Dec 13, 2020; Inglewood, California, USA; Los Angeles Chargers quarterback Justin Herbert (10) throws against the Atlanta Falcons during the first half at SoFi Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Gary A. Vasquez-USA TODAY Sports
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(Photo by Sean M. Haffey/Getty Images) – Justin Herbert
(Photo by Sean M. Haffey/Getty Images) – Justin Herbert

Justin Herbert secured the third win of his young career in Week 14 against the Atlanta Falcons.

Justin Herbert and the LA Chargers moved to 4-9 on the year after Michael Badgley nailed a game-winning field goal to overcome the Atlanta Falcons. This is the third win of Herbert’s young career with all three coming at home at SoFi Stadium.

Herbert responded from arguably the worst start of his young career against the New England Patriots with his most efficient game to date. As we do with every Chargers game, we break down the pros of Herbert’s game, the cons and give him a conclusive game grade.

The pros of Justin Herbert’s game:

As previously mentioned, this was the most efficient game of Justin Herbert’s young career. The former Oregon Duck completed 36 of 44 passes, good enough for his best completion percentage to date (81.8%).

The Atlanta Falcons were keeping Herbert from attacking them deep for most of this game, leaving him the underneath routes. The Falcons’ defense was testing Herbert’s decision-making and the rookie quarterback made great decisions.

Herbert often took what the Falcons gave him underneath, only attempting to go deep a few times, all of which there was a window for the completion.

As a result, Herbert finished with 243 yards and two touchdowns. Both of his touchdown passes were impressive as he connected on two darts outside the numbers to Keenan Allen and then Tyron Johnson.

There were not many of them, but let’s get into the cons.

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