The San Diego Chargers fell short of completing an epic comeback against the Washington Redskins despite a come-from-behind effort that saw them score 10 points with less than seven minutes remaining in regulation.
The Redskins drove 78 yards in 10 plays on the first possession of overtime, and Darrel Young scored the game-winner on a 4-yard run (his third rushing touchdown of the game). The Chargers had a prime opportunity to put the game away in the fourth quarter with the offense resting near the goal line but settled for a game-tying field goal after three failed attempts to get into the end zone.
The loss ended the Chargers' two-game winning streak and was the team's first game back after a bye week. In what could potentially be a playoff year for San Diego, a win against the Redskins was much needed.
Now the Chargers will endure the difficult road ahead that includes a four-game stretch against some of the AFC's top talent (Denver Broncos, Miami Dolphins, Kansas City Chiefs, Cincinnati Bengals). Here are today's takeaways from the overtime loss to Washington.