After an 0-2 start to the season, the LA Chargers successfully climbed back to a .500 record before the team's Week 5 bye. The Chargers defeated the Las Vegas Raiders on Sunday and while it was ugly at times, an ugly win is better than a pretty loss.
It wasn't the typical A-game that we have seen from the Chargers offense in the past but the team was able to do just enough. Of course, LA had to allow Vegas to climb back in to make it interesting but all that matters at the end of the day is that the Chargers won.
As always, there were some standouts and some players who struggled on both teams in this one. As far as the Chargers are concerned, there are three players who should be considered winners while one did not have as fortunate of a showing.
Chargers Week 4 winner: Khalil Mack
There is no other player that could lead off this list than Khalil Mack. Mack has made it a habit of being a game-wrecker against the Raiders and has been particularly good against his former team at SoFi Stadium. Mack has nine sacks against the Raiders in two games at SoFi. He has eight sacks in his other 19 games played for the Chargers.
Mack had the best game of his entire career and sacked Aidan O'Connell six times. He finished one shy of having the most sacks in a game in NFL history and set a franchise record for the number of sacks in a game.
It is clear that Mack is past his prime but games like this show that he still has games in him where he can be elite. He likely won't reach the six-sack figure ever again but this could kickstart Mack into having a solid second year after the bye.