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Chargers Daily Links: Bolts get a fat ‘F’ for their latest defensive implosion

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What other grade could the team expect as that debacle?

The Chargers outdid themselves when they blew the largest lead of the season en route to losing in walk-off fashion to the Broncos in Mile High.

It shouldn’t have happened. Plain and simple. But it did, against all odds.

CBS Sports’ John Breech gave the Chargers an “F” for their performance this week, and rightfully so. Here’s what he had to say:

“When you lead a game by 21 points with under seven minutes left to play in the third quarter and lose, you get an F. The Chargers have had some ugly meltdowns this year, but this was one topped them all. After dominating the Broncos for the better part of three quarters, the Chargers defense absolutely disappeared, allowing Denver to put together four touchdown drives of at least 75 yards. Before those scoring drives, the Broncos didn’t have a single possession that went for more than 19 yards. Justin Herbert also threw two interceptions that led to 10 points for Denver. The Chargers have now somehow lost three games this season where they’ve held a lead of 16 or more points (Broncos, Saints, Buccaneers).”

Now for today’s links.

Chargers News:

Check out the top highlights from Sunday’s game (Chargers.com)

Watch Justin Herbert’s best throws from Sunday’s game in Denver (Chargers.com)

Listen to what Anthony Lynn had to say following Sunday’s loss to the Broncos (Chargers Wire)

Tyler Gallagher talks overreactions from Sunday’s loss (Bolt Beat)

NFL News:

Bill Barnwell takes a look at the state of the 2-5 Patriots (ESPN)

Jimmy G and George Kittle both exited the loss to the Seahawks on Sunday (ESPN)

John Breech offers letter grades for each team’s performance on Sunday (CBS Sports)

The Jets traded LB Avery Williamson to the Steelers (Pro Football Talk)

Mike Florio wonders if the Steelers can run the table to an undefeated season (Pro Football Talk)

Chris Roling predicts the NFL’s playoff race (Bleacher Report)