The good from the LA Chargers Week 3 win:
You can definitely make the case that Justin Herbert belongs in the great and I cannot refute that. However, we do have to draw a line somewhere and it is right at Herbert.
Herbert was fantastic in this game. He finished with four touchdowns and 281 yards, completing 26 of 38 passes. More importantly, no turnovers.
The LA Chargers ultimately won this game because they took the ball away four times against the Chiefs, which is really hard to do.
While that is great on the surface, some of the takeaways did have some luck involved. Asante Samuel Jr’s interception was from a tipped should-have-been reception. Alohi Gilman’s interception was a blatant overthrow.
Tevaughn Campbell is the big standout. His two forced fumbles were massive and absolutely changed the trajectory of the game.
The red-zone efficiency
The Bolts struggled in the red zone in the first two weeks and it was much better in this game. While it was still far from perfect, the Chargers did score every red-zone trip that they had.