The LA Chargers started the Brandon Staley era off on the right foot as they went into the Nation's Capital and defeated the Washington Football Team 20-16 in Week 1. It was a close, gritty contest that the Chargers banded together to win.
As we did last season, we rummaged through some of the most popular takes that we saw about the Chargers Week 1 game and have properly labeled each take as either an overreaction or not an overreaction (sometimes there is a grey area, you will see).
If you have one of these takes that we call an overreaction then we apologize. Hopefully we can help you see why. If you have a take that is not an overreaction, well, congratulations!
Let's get into them.
1. The LA Chargers have the best offense in the NFL
The LA Chargers offense was humming in this game for the most part. The team came out and had an excellent first drive and was able to put together multiple long drives to milk the clock, even converting several tough third downs.
The Bolts were facing one of the best young defenses in the league and it is easy to look at what the team did and say that the offense has reached that elite-tier with the likes of Kansas City.
Take away some of the receiver drops and this game would have been even more special offensively. The case is certainly an easy one to make.
That being said, the Chargers still were not perfect. They had several red-zone chances that could have resulted in touchdowns and didn't and they did turn the ball over twice (albeit once was on a horrendous call).
The offense was great and this is by no means an attempt to say that it wasn't, but they have to prove more before being considered in that upper echelon of offenses.
Verdict: Overreaction (For now)