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Chargers Daily Links: Bolts earn a ‘B’ in latest win

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The Chargers walked away victorious from SoFi Stadium on Sunday afternoon but like their two previous wins this season, it didn’t come without some mixed feelings.

The game was WAY closer at the end than it ever should have been, which personally makes me feel like there’s asterisk next to the mark in the win column. I know, it may be me just thinking about it too much and I need to enjoy the win as they are few and far in between, but I can’t help it.

At any rate, the Chargers received a “B” from CBS Sports’ John Breech for their performance against New York, but the Jets also received a “B”, meaning the 0-10 team played as well as the Bolts did. I don’t like that one bit.

Here’s what Breech had to say:

“If you want to see one of the best rookie performances of the 2020 season, just pop in some film of this game. Rookie quarterback Justin Herbert threw for 366 yards and three touchdowns, and the Chargers needed all of it as they spent four quarters fighting off a feisty Jets team. New York’s defense had no answers for Keenan Allen, who set a franchise record with 16 catches for 145 yards and a touchdown. Defensively, the Chargers weren’t great, but they did get a pick-six from Tevaughn Campbell in the first quarter that ended up making a huge difference in the game.”

Breech’s last point really irks me. This game, against a winless team, came down to a pick-six making the difference? If I was in that locker room, I’d honestly be pretty pissed. That’s just the former player in me, though.

Anyways, here are today’s links.

Chargers News:

Jason Reed writes about the good, the bad, and the ugly (Bolt Beat)

Week 11 overreactions (Bolt Beat)

Twitter reacts to the Chargers’ victory over the Jets (Chargers Wire)

Check out Keenan Allen’s best catches from Sunday’s game (Chargers.com)

NFL News:

Seth Walder discusses NFL teams that filled big holes with offseason additions (ESPN+)

John Breech hands out letter grades for each team’s Week 11 performance (CBS Sports)

Tua Tagovailoa was benched against the Broncos on Sunday (ESPN)

The Chiefs topped the Raiders on Monday Night Football (CBS Sports)

The Titans used the pregame scrum for motivation (Pro Football Talk)

Alex Ballentine highlights the biggest takeaways from this year’s rookie class (Bleacher Report)