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LA Chargers: The 5 best moments of Anthony Lynn’s tenure

KANSAS CITY, MO - DECEMBER 13: Head coach Anthony Lynn of the Los Angeles Chargers looks on prior to a game against the Kansas City Chiefs on December 13, 2018 at Arrowhead Stadium in Kansas City, Missouri. (Photo by Peter G. Aiken/Getty Images)
KANSAS CITY, MO - DECEMBER 13: Head coach Anthony Lynn of the Los Angeles Chargers looks on prior to a game against the Kansas City Chiefs on December 13, 2018 at Arrowhead Stadium in Kansas City, Missouri. (Photo by Peter G. Aiken/Getty Images)
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(Photo by John McCoy/Getty Images) – LA Chargers
(Photo by John McCoy/Getty Images) – LA Chargers

The LA Chargers have officially parted ways with head coach Anthony Lynn.

In what was a much-needed move for the franchise, the LA Chargers parted ways with head coach Anthony Lynn after his fourth season with the team. The Chargers officially announced the move with a statement on social media from owner Dean Spanos.

It was clear that the Chargers needed to move on from Lynn after two very disappointing seasons following the team’s 12-4 2018 campaign. There is no doubt that Lynn is a great player’s coach, motivator and most of all, a great human being, but the NFL is a results-driven business and the results simply weren’t there.

The last two seasons were extremely disappointing but there were some really great moments that occurred during Lynn’s tenure as well. Here are the five best.

5. LA Chargers’ blowout win over Green Bay Packers, 2019

Perhaps the only good thing to come out of the 2019 season for the LA Chargers was a blowout win over the Green Bay Packers that shocked the entire league. The Chargers bested the Packers 26-11 to move to 4-5 on the season, and of course, gave us all hope that they could go on a late-season run towards the playoffs.

Little did we know that they would only win one more game the rest of the year.

The Packers were 7-1 entering this game and were four-point road favorites over the Bolts. The Chargers’ defense had their way with Aaron Rodgers, pressuring him all game and keeping the Packers from scoring a touchdown until the fourth quarter. The Packers had a grand total of 184 yards of offense.

There are two fun facts about this game. The first is that this was tied for the fourth-fewest total yards that the Packers have had in a game with Aaron Rodgers playing quarterback.

The second is that the Packers, who are a combined 26-6 the last two years, have only lost to two AFC teams — the 2019 Chargers and 2020 Indianapolis Colts. Notice the common trend? Philip Rivers.

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