Let’s take a look around the AFC West as three teams in the gauntlet fall and somehow the Broncos survive Sunday Night Football.
Wow, that was not a fun game. I am still reeling from how poorly the Kansas City Chiefs performed against the Indianapolis Colts.
I had the pleasure of being on a trip back from Colorado, so I listened to the game. Did that make it slightly better? I think it probably did, but it was still rough. However, before I get too into the weeds about how depressed we as the Chiefs Kingdom are following that poor performance, let’s laugh at the misfortunes of the rest of the AFC West.
I don’t know why this surprises me every single year, but the Chargers are the most snakebitten franchise in the NFL.
I mean come on. That is just ridiculous. Heading into Sunday, it didn’t seem so dire, but coming out, they are struggling. The Chargers faced the Jaguars on Sunday who suddenly seem like a hot team that could make a deep run. Behind Trevor Lawrence, the Chargers were absolutely blown out of this game and had no chance of coming back. This was absolute domination by the Jaguars and frankly embarrassing for the Chargers who dropped to 1-2 on the season.
The Chargers were supposed to be great, but with all these injuries, you have to wonder if they are going to face another disappointing season. Herbert, with his strengths, played through injury and gave his best effort, but it just wasn’t good enough.
At the end of the day, the Chargers need to figure some things out. If they continue with injuries, their season could slip away quickly.
Next week, the Chargers look to right the ship against the Houston Texans. The Texans are a weird team. I do not think they are very good, but they can surprise people. If the Chargers prepare and ensure they are ready to play, they should pull out a victory and get back to .500.