The LA Chargers are known for having some of the worst luck in the entire NFL. Year after year, the Chargers find new ways to lose football games and to allow the most absurd, unfortunate things to happen to them.
We've seen it happen multiple times this season but the Miami Dolphins may have taken the cake not just for this season, but the entire decade. Miami's first touchdown of the game came via a ridiculous fumble return that usually is reserved for Madden.
And of course, it had to come via an old friend in Tyreek Hill, who previously terrorized the Chargers as a member of the Kansas City Chiefs.
It is somehow both insane and not surprising that the Chargers could turn a potentially extremely positive play into seven points for the other team. If that ball does not squirt out to Hill and the Chargers jump on it then they would have the ball in Miami territory. It could have turned into a 17-0 lead, but instead, made it a three-point game. That is what we call an old-fashioned 14-point swing.
Twitter rightfully trolls the Chargers for Tyreek Hill's fumble recovery touchdown.
Any team in the league would get blasted on social media for this kind of play but because it is the Chargers there is a bit extra juice. As previously mentioned, this is what the Chargers do. They find new ways to frustrate their fanbase.
Mina, you are 100% correct. The Chargers are absolutely a cursed franchise and being a Chargers fan has taken years off our lives. At least being a Chargers fan can prepare people for a moment like this. It's just another Sunday for Bolts fans.
While some may say that this is simply a bad break for the Chargers, others pointed out the fact that the team prematurely celebrated. If the Bolts played to the final whistle instead of celebrating, perhaps they not only stop Tyreek Hill from scoring but actually jump on the football themselves.
Sure, it is a really bad look for Alohi Gilman to be flexing towards the sideline while Hill scoops up the ball behind him to eventually take it to the house. He probably could have played to the final whistle, and at the very least, tackled Hill.
But this truly was a one-in-a-million play and it is impossible for Gilman to expect this to happen. Perhaps it needs to be part of practice when you are a Charger.