In fact, the game was a carbon copy of their last big chance to make a “statement” in September. Against the Patriots in Week 2 of last season, the Chargers similarly fell apart. There were key red zone fumbles, foolish interceptions and a defense featuring soft coverage and no pass rush.
So while it was only one game, the feeling that these were the “same old Bolts” came rushing back. They now return to Kansas City, site of their biggest pratfall of 2011.
After letting the Jets off the hook, the Chargers desperately needed a win in Arrowhead. You know what happened next.