LA Chargers: The great, good and ugly in win vs. Washington Football Team

Los Angeles Chargers v Washington Football Team
Los Angeles Chargers v Washington Football Team / Patrick Smith/Getty Images
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Larry Rountree III
Los Angeles Chargers v Washington Football Team / Patrick Smith/Getty Images

The ugly from the LA Chargers win:

The officiating

The officiating in this game was horrendous. The referees have nothing against the LA Chargers and the last thing we want to suggest is that the refs were trying to rig the game. That is ridiculous.

However, it is impossible to deny that they were terrible in this game. While there were some 50/50 penalties that were called/not called that could be dissected, the biggest gaffe of the game was the fumble that was really an incomplete pass.

The refs followed that by missing an apparent false start on a fourth and one run by Washington on the ensuing drive. Luckily, they missed a field goal and it did not end up costing the Chargers the game, because it could have.

The running attack

The running game was not terrible in this game and it is not a cause for concern, but it is worth mentioning. This simply looked like a game where Austin Ekeler was not 100% and the Chargers were playing the Washington Football Team.

Ekeler scored the opening touchdown of the game but was noticeably not 100% in this game. Larry Rountree had some really good moments, but was mediocre overall.

Storm Norton

Storm Norton came into the game for an injured Bryan Bulaga and his missed block is what led to the terrible fumble call. He was not great to start, although he has been worse in the past.

Nasir Adderley

Nasir Adderley was not great in this game. He had a really rough series in Washington's lone touchdown drive both in coverage and in making tackles.

He did have some decent moments in the game and it was not all bad but he is going to have to improve moving forward.

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