Prior to the team’s Week 7 contest against the Jaguars. the Chargers were 1-4 and had plenty of optimism as they looked ahead at a five-game stretch that was much softer than their previous five games to begin the 2020 season.
They took care of business against Jacksonville, winning 39-29 despite blowing a 16-point lead in the second half. At 2-4, things still seemed to be trending upward. Their next four games included the 2-4 Broncos, the 3-3 Raiders, the 3-3 Dolphins, and the 0-6 Jets. Going 3-1 or 4-0 was extremely likely. Unfortunately, the Chargers essentially tripped over their own shoelaces out of the gate and have dropped both division games in heart-breaking fashion.
They sit now at 2-6 with a 5-3 Dolphins team up next who are winners of three-straight, two of them coming under rookie Tua Tagovailoa. What once looked like an easy way out of the early hole the team dug themselves has now become another difficult stretch.
After Miami, the Bolts get a winless Jets team before they face the 7-2 Bills, who just impressively knocked off the Seahawks. After that, their final stretch of five games to end the year include the 2-6 Patriots, the 3-6 Falcons, and then three-straight games against the AFC West with the Raiders, Broncos, and Chiefs, in that order.
I seriously hate to say it, but there’s a good chance this team is picking in the top-10 once again. Another realistic thought is whether or not the pick will be made by the likes of Anthony Lynn and Tom Telesco or will it be a fresh set of faces in the war room come April.
Feel free to vent and discuss yesterday’s game in the comments below and try to enjoy this Monday as best you can.