Justin Herbert

Chargers: Quarterback grades as Kirk Cousins outduels Justin Herbert

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The LA Chargers lost 27-20 to the Minnesota Vikings in Week 10 and all things considered, it was a really ugly loss for the Bolts. This was a game that the Chargers absolutely could have win but they continually gave the Vikings chances and could not execute in big moments.

It is a shame really as this could have been a launching pad for the Chargers, who would have been 6-3 with the victory. Instead, the Chargers fall back to 5-4 and will continue to be in the dog fight not only for the AFC West crown, but to make the playoffs.

This team often goes as Justin Herbert goes and the games that the Chargers have lost earlier in the year were games that Herbert did not play well. That was also the case in this one, as it is safe to say that Herbert did not have his best game.

Even worse, Justin Herbert was outdueled by Kirk Cousins in the Chargers loss.

Kirk Cousins is known for being someone who can manage an offense but is not known as being one of the elite quarterbacks in the league. Elite quarterbacks should out-perform Cousins and Herbert did not do so in Week 10.

As we do every week, we are handing out game grades to both Justin Herbert and Kirk Cousins, albeit these game grades are not as enjoyable to give out.

Let's first dive into Justin Herbert's game grade.