Entering the 2018 NFL season, the Los Angeles Chargers were a sexy pick to win the NFC West. That doesn’t appear likely now unless the Kansas City Chiefs regress significantly, but the fact remains that the Chargers are a dangerous team.
As a matter of fact, despite holding a 2-2 record through four weeks, the Chargers’ two losses have come at the hands of the only remaining undefeated teams in the NFL. The aforementioned Chiefs defeated them 38-28 in Week 1, while the Los Angeles Rams beat them 35-23 in Week 3.
The Chargers got back to .500 on Sunday by grinding out a 29-27 win over the San Francisco 49ers, so things could set up quite nicely for them over the next three weeks. They host the Oakland Raiders in Week 5, visit the Cleveland Browns in Week 6 and entertain the Tennessee Titans in Week 7 before enjoying a bye in Week 8. Those are all very winnable games for the Chargers, meaning it’s not inconceivable that they could enter their bye at 5-2.
That’s not to say that Sunday’s win was all that impressive, as the 49ers were without quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo, who suffered a season-ending knee injury last week. Given that the Chargers trailed for most of the first half and again in the fourth quarter, it’s clear they still have plenty to work on going forward.
But a win is a win, and there are several positives the Chargers can take from Sunday’s victory as well. With that said, here’s a glance at their three best performances from the Week 4 win over the 49ers.
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