It was a big win for the Bolts on a big stage and with a big win comes big takes. As we do after every LA Chargers game, win or lose, we take a look at some takes that are circulating following the outcome and decide whether or not they are overreactions or if they are justified.
Let's get into it, starting with a take that has become pretty popular among Charger fans.
Take 1: The LA Chargers are the team to beat in the AFC
The Chargers are in first place in the AFC West and if the season ended today they would be the top seed in the AFC. Of course, there is a lot of football left to play but this is a great position for the Bolts to be in, especially considering they have not been given easy opponents to start the 2021 season.
There is nothing wrong with being confident and I do not blame a single fan for saying that the Chargers are the team to beat in the conference after the last two weeks. That being said, we still have a ways to go before we can concretely say this about the Chargers.
The Chargers are off to a hot start and they are going to rank pretty high on most power rankings and might even rank first in our AFC West power rankings this week. But to say that they are the team to beat in the AFC? They have to prove more first.
They are well in the right direction and this is not meant to rain on anyone's parade. If they keep playing like this and we get to the halfway point in the season, and they are still on top, then we absolutely can say that about the Chargers.
But let's not forget about the Kansas City Chiefs, Buffalo Bills and their Week 5 opponent, the Cleveland Browns. All are quality football teams.
Verdict: Overreaction (For now)