The Chargers finally notched their second win of the season after four excruciating weeks of blown losses and lost opportunity.
At 2-4, it’s understandable that the Chargers can’t rise all that much, but moving up one spot is better than none at all. Per ESPN’s latest round of power rankings, the Bolts move up to #20, getting some needed help from the Dallas Cowboys who plummeted five spots after their blowout loss to the Washington Football Team.
A win over the Denver Broncos would mean a lot more to the Chargers in the grand scheme of things this season than it would for their power ranking placement, but why not make sure both get a boost with a W?
Now for today’s links.
Check out Anthony Lynn going in-depth with Albert Breer about Justin Herbert’s play from Sunday (Sports Illustrated)
Justin Herbert by the numbers from Sunday (Chargers.com)
Gavino Borquez highlights the Chargers deciding not to bring in any new kickers this week (Chargers Wire)
The 49ers will be without WR Deebo Samuel and RB Jeff Wilson Jr. for the next few weeks (ESPN)
NFL Nation’s latest Week 8 power rankings (ESPN)
John Breech discusses Week 7 Winners and Losers (CBS Sports)
Five landing spots for Dallas DE Everson Griffen (CBS Sports)
Bleacher Report’s Week 8 power rankings (Bleacher Report)
Matt Nagy was furious that the defense outscored the Chicago offense (Pro Football Talk)