10. Week 2 vs. Carolina Panthers
If Austin Ekeler would have caught the hook and ladder attempt then the Chargers would have had one of the craziest game-winning plays in recent memory and Herbert would have had two touchdowns and his first win.
Instead, Herbert had just one touchdown and another L on his record. He completed 35 of 49 passes for 313 yards.
Herbert was really solid in the second half but the game was marred by a turnover-filled first half, some of which was Herbert‘s fault. He lost a fumble in the first quarter and threw an interception at the end of the first half that essentially served as a six-point swing.
You could easily put this one lower, but the interception was more of a great play than anything and Herbert was sacked from his blindside when he fumbled.
9. Week 15 vs. Atlanta Falcons
This is where the line in the sand is drawn. Every game from here and out should be considered a really good game, which is quite remarkable when you think about it. Three-fifths of Justin Herbert’s games are considered not just good, but great.
This game was the most efficient game of the season for Justin Herbert. The rookie quarterback completed 81.8% of his passes in this one, completing 36 of 44 attempts. He finished with 243 yards, two touchdowns and an interception.
The reason why it only ninth is because of the small amount of yardage compared to his other games as well as the interception he threw late that would have cost the team the game if it was not for Matt Ryan directly returning the favor.