4. The Nathan Peterman game, 2017
This was by far the best moment of the 2017 season for the LA Chargers. In Anthony Lynn’s first season at the helm against his former team his defense went on a destruction path, turning Nathan Peterman into an NFL meme for the rest of his career.
In his first season as head coach, Sean McDermott made the bold move to bench Tyrod Taylor for this game and instead start Peterman and it has to be the worst decision of his young coaching career. Luckily, it did not come back to bite them, as they still made the playoffs for the first time in 18 years.
In what was a mixture of pressure on the quarterback, bad reads by Peterman, great plays by the Chargers’ secondary and some pure bad luck, the Bolts defense made sure that Peterman tied the record for the most interceptions in a quarterback’s first game.
His 10-interception pace would have broken the all-time interceptions in a game record of eight, set by Jim Hardy in 1950.
Taylor played in the most meaningless second half of football in recent Chargers’ memory as the Bolts cruised to a 54-24 victory, which is the most points scored by the team under Lynn.
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