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LA Chargers Week 1 overreactions: Does LA have the best offense in the NFL?

LA Chargers v Washington Football Team
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Brandon Staley, Trey Pipkins
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4. The LA Chargers curse has flipped

This was a great game for Charger fans to watch. There was so much excitement for this game as it was the first Week 1 start of Justin Herbert's career and represented a new era with he and Brandon Staley leading the way.

Herbert was insanely entertaining last season but there was still the musk of Anthony Lynn over the team. Herbert was not even meant to play and there was not much excitement for him prior to his Week 2 start. The energy definitely was not even close to the energy heading into this season.

Because of the team's win, some have indicated that the awful string of luck that the Chargers usually run into may have flipped. While I certainly hope that is the case and believe the Bolts are in great hands, it is too soon to let my guard down.

Yes, the Chargers had some breaks. Washington missed a field goal, called a horrible punt in the fourth quarter and fumbled near the endzone after picking off Justin Herbert.

And yes, the usual curse suspects from last season also played poorly. Michael Badgley missed two kicks for Tennessee and Anthony Lynn's Lions had a Chargers-esque comeback attempt fall just short.

Despite coming out on the right side of the "curse" for once, let's not forget that the Bolts started the last two seasons 1-0 as well.

Every Charger fan should feel fantastic about the direction of the team and the culture that Brandon Staley appears to be building. But let's still be cautiously optimistic for the near future.

Next. The great, good and ugly in win over Washington. dark

Verdict: Slight overreaction

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