14. Week 10 vs. Miami Dolphins
We will give Tua Tagovailoa and Dolphin fans the bragging rights here. But let’s not forget, that was just a battle. All signs indicate that Justin Herbert will win the war.
I mean, heck, there are already rumblings about Tua being involved in a trade for Deshaun Watson. While Watson is incredible, the Chargers would never trade Herbert and more assets for Watson.
This was another game against a team with similar talent in which the team was severely outcoached. Shane Steichen had absolutely no answer from a play-calling sense for the Miami defense. Instead, the Chargers just decided to pound the run with their RB4.
Herbert got a last-minute garbage time touchdown but he was not great in the slightest in this one. He completed 20 of 32 passes for 187 yards with two TDs and one interception.
13. Week 12 vs. Buffalo Bills
Justin Herbert finished this game with 316 passing yards and it was his first road game to cross the 300-yard mark. He actually finished the season with a three-game road steak of 300 passing yards or more.
That yardage was masked by a Hail Mary completion on fourth and long late in the fourth quarter. Herbert should not have finished this game with 300 yards and he was not his best self in this game. He wasn’t bad, but he did miss some throws that he normally would make.
Herbert finished with just one touchdown to go with his one interception. He completed 31 of 52 passes. The fact that this is a bad game for Justin Herbert’s standards is indicative of his ability.