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LA Chargers Week 3 overreactions: Have the Bolts surpassed the Chiefs?

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Take 3: The LA Chargers need to start considering other kicking options

Some things are just always true in life. Water is wet, the sun rises in the east and the LA Chargers are going to struggle with the kicking game. It does not matter who is kicking, who is holding or even who is coaching, there has been this unexplainable curse put on this franchise ever since Nate Kaeding missed the game-tying field goal in the 2006 playoffs against New England.

Tristan Vizcaino beat out Michael Badgley for the kicking job in LA and he has not been much better than Badgley was in his stint with the Chargers. Some may give Vizcaino some slack for how windy it was in Kansas City in Week 3 but it is still an issue.

The team electing to not try a 50+-yard field goal to take the lead with the wind is one thing. That should not count against Vizcaino. However, him missing two extra points is less than ideal. Sure, it was windy, but Harrison Butker made all of his kicks on Sunday without issue.

Vizcaino is already 3-5 on extra points and 6-7 on field goal attempts this early in the season. It is not like the Chargers have been tasking him with extremely long field goals, either, as his longest thus far this season is 46 yards.

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Vizcaino should not outright lose his job yet, but the LA Chargers should absolutely be surveying other options if this trend continues.

Verdict: Not an overreaction

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