Yesterday — for a lack of a better word — sucked.
Really, really, sucked.
Being on the wrong end of a 45-0 drumming sounds like something most high school teams have had to go through at some point in their lives. For an NFL team, it’s something only a fraction of players to ever play in the league have ever experienced. Now, every member of the Chargers joins that terrible minority.
So after that, what other grade could CBS Sports’ John Breech give the Bolts other than a big, fat “F”?
“The Chargers looked like a team that forgot to practice special teams this week. On top of the two special teams touchdowns surrendered in their blowout loss to the Patriots, there were a number of occasions where Anthony Lynn’s club had just 10 men on the field during a return. That sloppy play was evident by Gunner Olszewski piling up 145 punt return yards in the win. Meanwhile, the offensive line struggled to give Justin Herbert any kind of time in the pocket, which led to a couple of turnovers. The defense had no answers for what the Patriots were doing offensively as Cam Newton totaled three touchdowns. Anthony Lynn was simply outclassed by Bill Belichick in Week 13.”
Now for today’s links.
Anthony Lynn expects to be the Chargers head coach on Monday (Pro Football Talk)
The Chargers were embarrassed on Sunday afternoon 45-0 (Chargers.com)
Jason Reed highlights the good, the bad, and the ugly from Sunday (Bolt Beat)
Gavino Borquez offered his instant analysis of the team’s latest loss (Chargers Wire)
The Jets called a terrible blitz on a Hail Mary by the Raiders (ESPN)
Philadelphia benched Carson Wentz for Jalen Hurts (ESPN)
John Breech hands out letter grades for each team’s performance on Sunday (CBS Sports)
Check out the latest playoff picture (CBS Sports)
The Chiefs clinched a playoff spot after their win over the Broncos (Pro Football Talk)
The Dolphins and Bengals threw hands on Sunday (NFL.com)