Chargers Special Teams Week 9 grade: B-
Yes, Hopkins is the reason why LA won this game in regulation. But the 29-yard field goal with two seconds left was hardly a tough enough kick to warrant anything higher than a B grade. Especially considering Hopkins missed the extra-point attempt earlier in the contest. That error on his behalf easily could have proven fatal in an intense, one-score game and dropped the grade down a few notches.
Overall, Hopkins was 1/2 on extra-point attempts and 2/2 on field goals. His first three-point score was from 30 yards out, so he never had to make a brilliant play, but he still did his job and executed for the most part when he was asked to.
Andre Roberts had a 39-yard kick return that gave special teams a pick of a spark as well. The return game was consistent and void of mistakes, so there isn't much to talk about on that side of special teams.
The unit did hold Philly to just an 11.5-yard return average on four attempts and prevented any breakaway moments in such a tense game. Overall, special teams weren't much of a factor on either side of the ball in this win.