12. Week 16 vs. Denver Broncos
Justin Herbert did not have his usual output in this game but he was still good in the things that he did do. This was a case of the Denver defense coming to play and the Chargers were simply able to grind out a close, low-scoring win.
The Bolts only scored 19 points but they only needed 17 to win the game. The offense scored just one touchdown and nailed four field goals, with the one touchdown being, of course, via Justin Herbert.
He completed 21 of 33 passes for 253 yards and did not turn the ball over. He did have a bad fumble that could have completely swung the game but it was scooped up by Donald Parham. No harm, no foul.
11. Week 8 vs. Denver Broncos
This was one of the most frustrating games in what was a frustrating season for the LA Chargers. The Bolts were in control of this game and then allowed one of the worst defenses in the league to score 28 points in the second half. They lost on the last play of the game.
Herbert had more output in this game but he also had more mistakes. He completed 29 of 43 passes for 278 yards and three touchdowns. He also threw two interceptions, including one in the endzone following a takeaway by the Bolts’ defense.
To be fair, the Chargers would have been blown out if it was not for Hebert’s production, but his mistakes did hurt the team a bit. Most of the blame is on the defense.