Every good team in the NFL will have at least one game this season where they play so unlike themselves that you just have to burn the film and move on. A game where there’s just nothing to learn because of how horrendous thing went from start to finish.
That was this game for the Chargers.
The Bolts were routed by the Ravens 34-6 inside M&T Bank Stadium in a game where no one on offense looked quite like themselves, especially the Chargers’ “gangster” quarterback in Justin Herbert. Herbert — who we’ve all come to expect a number of great things from each week — finished 22-of-39 for 195 passing yards with one touchdown and one interception. He also led the team with 12 rushing yards on a pair of scrambles. Keenan Allen led the team with 50 yards receiving on five catches.
Defensively, the Chargers allowed 34 points just one week after letting up 42 to the Browns. As you could have guessed, the run defense was gashed over and over again. They ended the day with 187 yards and three touchdowns allowed on 38 attempts.
Three players led the defense with eight total tackles. Kyzir White picked off a pair of passes with the first leading to the Chargers’ only points of the game. Joey Bosa, Uchenna Nwosu, and Linval Joseph all recorded a sack of Lamar Jackson.
The Chargers are now on their bye week before returning home to host the Patriots on Halloween.