After another turnover-less performance against a tough divisional opponent, Justin Herbert saw himself rise one spot in CBS Sports’ weekly quarterback power rankings.
“He stalled a bit halfway through their big win over the Raiders, but only after showcasing elite touch and accuracy to bury Vegas early,” says author John Breech. “The Chargers are in good hands.”
Herbert completed 20-of-25 pass for 175 yards and three touchdowns in the first half to put the Bolts up 21-0 at the midway point. However, he completed just five of his 13 pass attempts in the second half for only 47 yards. While that sounds like quite the drop off, the game script of the final half didn’t necessarily call for Herbert to be a world-beater. He simply needed to take care of the football and it also helped that Austin Ekeler was averaging almost eight yards per carry.
In the end, Herbert did what he needed to in order to win the game. That’s what good quarterbacks do and a big reason why he’s among the league’s best in just his second season.
And now for today’s links.
Check out the best photos from this week of practice (Chargers.com)
Check out the latest film room to see how Joey Bosa disrupted Derek Carr on MNF (Chargers.com)
Eli Manning explains why he didn’t want to play for the Chargers (Chargers Wire)
Complete roster breakdown vs. the Browns (Bolt Beat)
Picks and predictions for Week 5 (ESPN)
Russell Wilson has a badly-sprained finger following loss to Rams (ESPN)
Notable HoF QBs who played too long (CBS Sports)
What we learned from the Rams’ victory over the Seahawks (NFL.com)
10 Players you shouldn’t give up on yet (NFL.com)
J.C. Jackson doesn’t believe he’s a CB1 yet (Pro Football Talk)