3 winners (and 1 loser) of Chargers preseason loss to Saints

Several Chargers stood out on Sunday against the Saints but that was not true for everyone.
New Orleans Saints v Los Angeles Chargers
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Chargers loser: Easton Stick

Easton Stick scored the only two touchdowns that the Chargers had in this game and they were both of the rushing variety. Both of those drives were solid for the Chargers and there were definitely some positive takeaways. Just because Stick is being tabbed as a "loser" does not mean it was all bad.

However, any fan that watched the game and did not just look at the box score would agree that Stick's performance was a bit underwhelming. Outside of those two touchdowns, Stick really did not play a good game and took a step backward from last week against the Rams.

Stick looked really polished against the Rams and it looked like the Chargers had a backup quarterback who turned a corner and could keep the team afloat in case of emergency. The Rams then got pummeled by the Las Vegas Raiders as well, which may show that it had more to do with the Rams than Stick.

Stick made some questionable decisions throughout the game while also making some pretty bad throws. The bar is definitely lower for a backup quarterback and Stick did not get much help from the backup offensive line. Even then, Stick could have put together a much better game than he actually had.

If Justin Herbert were ever to suffer a serious injury the Chargers' Super Bowl hopes for that season would instantly be dead. But after last week, there was some hope that if Stick had to start for a month that he would be able to scrape by with a 2-2 record.

That same hope is hard to muster after Week 2 of the preseason. The Chargers' offense was lackluster and the play at quarterback was a big reason why.