What did we learn about the Los Angeles Chargers?
Boy was this game a slog. I was really just watching because I wanted to see Joe Burrow in action during his NFL debut and were it not for the Bengals, well – Bengaling – this game goes into overtime and who knows what happens from there?
While the Chargers won the game, I wouldn’t exactly be jumping for joy if I’m a fan of the Bolts. The offense only mustered 16 points against one of the league’s worst defenses a season ago and the defense almost let a rookie quarterback in his first ever game complete the comeback.
What we learned about the Chargers is that Joshua Kelley is going to find himself in their starting running back role sooner rather than later. He had 60 yards rushing and a touchdown on just 12 carries, but really impressed in his NFL debut.
Tyrod Taylor was as mediocre as could be, going just 16 of 30 for 207 yards with 0 touchdowns and 0 interceptions. He likely won’t be the Chargers starting signal caller for much longer, as the cries to turn things over to Justin Herbert will grow louder and louder, especially if Taylor plays like this every game.
Next up for the Chargers: They’ll play in their new stadium for the first time and will welcome in the defending Super Bowl champion Kansas City Chiefs. Good luck, Bolts. You’re going to need it.