It is hard to call any game in Week 9 a must-win but this felt like a must-win for the LA Chargers. While a 4-4 record would not have derailed a playoff push, the Bolts needed to escape the two-game slide they were on and beat a team that they are better than in the Philadelphia Eagles.
Much to the Eagles' credit, they made the game close. It took a game-winning field goal with Dustin Hopkins to secure the W for the Chargers. However, on the road, with two starting cornerbacks out, you can't complain about this victory.
This was a great bounce-back game for Justin Herbert as well. Herbert and the LA Chargers offense struggled the last two games and this was more like the Chargers' offense that we saw in the first five weeks of the season.
As we do with every LA Chargers game, we have to hand out grades for Justin Herbert and Jalen Hurts.
It goes without saying that Justin Herbert has a bit higher standards than someone like Jalen Hurts. We expect a lot more out of Herbert than we do Hurts, but quite frankly, that does not really matter in this game, for obvious reasons.
First, let's dive into Justin Herbert's game grade in the Week 9 victory.