L, 13-10 @ Lions
Statistically speaking, the Chargers should have dominated the Lions on the road in Week 2. But they didn’t, showcasing again why Los Angeles seems to have a nasty habit of underachievement. Especially early on.
Granted, the Chargers haven’t missed running back Melvin Gordon at all, as Austin Ekeler continues to make headway as the featured back. Ekeler had only 66 rush yards on the ground, with a touchdown, but he also added 67 yards on six catches through the air.
Wide receivers Keenan Allen and Mike Williams were impressive, too.
Yet quarterback Philip Rivers looked more like his 2016 self, when he led the league in interceptions. Granted, Rivers only tossed one.
But it was a big one.
L.A. has a history of starting off slow, being forced to make up for early losses down the stretch. Let’s see if this one comes back to haunt Rivers and the Chargers.