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LA Chargers: Team grades from a sloppy Week 2 loss to the Cowboys

By Alexander Insdorf
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Well, that could have gone better. The LA Chargers lost a 20-17 nail-biter to the Dallas Cowboys with some sloppy offensive play and a few questionable penalty calls.

Before talking about some of the position groups, let's talk about #10. Justin Herbert made some great throws in this game, but really struggled with his processing in the red zone. Early on, Trevon Diggs made a great read on Hebert's throw. Herbert's interception to Damontae Kazee was all on him though at a fairly crucial juncture in the game.

But the great throws were truly great. Herbert showed once again why he has one of the strongest arms in the league, bailing the Chargers out on quite a few occasions:

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To me, this game was not at the same level of his performance against Washington. That being said, it would've been hard to have that game with the number of factors constantly going against Herbert.

Storm Norton, who we'll certainly get to, was a huge liability. The protection in front of him was not close to the same quality he got vs. Washington, outside of Rashawn Slater. Joe Lombardi and the refs managed to get in Herbert's way deeper in the red zone as well.