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Chargers Daily Links: Bolts earn ‘D-’ in loss to Broncos

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Good morning, Chargers fans!

As expected, analysts nor fans did not come away impressed from the team's performance against the Broncos on Sunday afternoon. The team barely got to seven points on the night, bringing their last two-game total to just 13 points.

As he does weekly, CBS Sports NFL analyst John Breech handed out his letter grades for each team following the day of action and the Chargers just barely squeaked by a failing grade with a D-.

Here's what he had to say:

“With their backs against the wall, the Chargers came out and looked punchless. Yes, they did lose Justin Herbert to injury, but he was on the field for five possessions and the Chargers didn’t score a single time before he left the game (Herbert also threw a tipped pick inside his own 5-yard line that set up Denver’s first TD). The offense also didn’t convert a single third down with or without Herbert (0-for-12). The Chargers got out-played on both sides of the ball and they got out-coached. This might be the loss that seals Brandon Staley’s fate in Los Angeles.”

And now for today’s links.

Chargers News:

Five things to know about new starting quarterback Easton Stick (Chargers.com)

Justin Herbert saw two different hand specialists on Monday (Chargers.com)

Here’s how the Chargers and Raiders stack up ahead of Thursday’s matchup (Chargers Wire)

Could the Chargers be compelled to keep Brandon Staley past 2023 because of Justin Herbert’s injury? (Bolt Beat)

NFL News:

Top quarterback prospect Drake Maye is skipping the bowl game to prepare for the NFL draft (ESPN)

Check out the letter grades handed out for each team from Sunday’s slate of action (CBS Sports)

Kevin O’Connell says Justin Jefferson has a good chance to play this coming Sunday (NFL.com)

Confidence rankings for all eight of the current division leaders (NFL.com)

CJ Stroud is now in the NFL’s concussion protocol (Pro Football Talk)

10 takeaways from this past Sunday’s slate of NFL games (Sports Illustrated)