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LA Chargers: The great, good and ugly from win over Denver Broncos

INGLEWOOD, CALIFORNIA - DECEMBER 27: Lloyd Cushenberry #79 of the Denver Broncos waits to snap the ball against the Los Angeles Chargers during the fourth quarter at SoFi Stadium on December 27, 2020 in Inglewood, California. (Photo by Joe Scarnici/Getty Images)
INGLEWOOD, CALIFORNIA - DECEMBER 27: Lloyd Cushenberry #79 of the Denver Broncos waits to snap the ball against the Los Angeles Chargers during the fourth quarter at SoFi Stadium on December 27, 2020 in Inglewood, California. (Photo by Joe Scarnici/Getty Images)
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(Photo by Sean M. Haffey/Getty Images) – LA Chargers
(Photo by Sean M. Haffey/Getty Images) – LA Chargers

The ugly from the LA Chargers win:

The decision-making

Ah, here we are again. Even in a win, we can dissect Anthony Lynn‘s decision-making, because quite frankly, this game should not have even been as close as it was. The Chargers were in control of this game throughout and just could not put the Broncos away, which is typical and is why the Chargers always blow leads.

Lynn finally made the great decision of going for it on fourth down on a fourth and eight, which led to a red zone possession instead of a punt. Then, the Chargers decided to kick the field goal on fourth and goal from the two-yard line.

I did not hate the field goal in that situation, as the playcalling in the red zone has been awful this season and there is a tangible difference between a 10-point and 13-point lead.

The more frustrating call to me was not going for it on fourth and one from their own 40 on the next drive. YOU HAVE A SIX-FOOT-SIX QUARTERBACK! That is such an easy decision but Lynn played not to lose, and what do you know, the Broncos were able to put together an extended drive and score the touchdown anyway.

He coaches not to lose. Sometimes that works when the other kicker misses a field goal and their number one receiver drops multiple passes. Most times, the Bolts are not as fortunate.

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That is it for the ugly. There are some things we could point out that would normally go in the “bad” section, but nothing outrageous enough to be ugly. It was a lackluster W.

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