3. Something needs to change in how the Chargers approach the second half
The LA Chargers escaped with a win after Justin Herbert put together a wonderful drive in the fourth quarter to put the team up 10. Before that game-clinching drive, the Bolts played a pretty poor half of football that allowed the Texans to creep back into the game and provide a scare.
We are four weeks into the season and we have not seen the Chargers play a good second half of football. Against the Raiders in Week 1 they played good defensively but allowed the Raiders to hang around in a game that they should have won four times over. In Week 2 the Bolts were unable to carry the momentum of a strong first half, allowing the Chiefs to come back.
In Week 3 we saw things snowball as the Chargers headed into the half in a game that they could have taken control of, but instead completely let it slip between their fingers. Finally, in this game, the Chargers let the Texans creep in and were bailed out by Herbert, Mike Williams and Austin Ekeler.
The team has come out flat and has played worse on both sides of the football (outside of Week 1) in the second half this season. That directly points to coaching. Whether it be the messaging at halftime or the lack of adjustments that the team is making, it is very obvious that the Bolts have been outmatched in the second half.
LA will never make a Super Bowl run if they continue to play like this in the second half. It is imperative that they figure out this problem and fix it.