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Chargers LAtely Ep. 18: This isn’t baseball but the Bolts were one pitch away

Carolina Panthers v Los Angeles Chargers Photo by Harry How/Getty Images

Happy Wednesday, everyone. Here is a hot-and-ready new episode of Chargers LAtely for you guys to enjoy on this fine Hump Day.

The Panthers game was frustrating, which can be said about last week’s loss and, quite frankly, can be said about the majority of the losses in 2019. It was another one-score game and it came down to the final play. Lather, rinse, repeat.

Justin Herbert had another great performance that was only blemished by another single interception that certainly didn’t help the Chargers that were already struggling with turnovers early in Sunday’s game.

He’s already established an excellent connection with both Keenan Allen and Austin Ekeler, as the two combined for 24 catches on 30 targets against Carolina.

There’s still a revolving door along the offensive line, but Herbert’s done an excellent job of navigating the pocket and not taking too many sacks. At least, as many as you may expect from a rookie quarterback.

The defense did an excellent job limiting the Panthers to field goals, but at some point you have to take the ball away. After starting +2 in the turnover differential, the Bolts are now -3. That can’t continue if they want to be successful against anyone.