21. Los Angeles Chargers (2-3)
Recap: In what was another winnable game for the Los Angeles Chargers, they came out and produced another stinker at home. The Chargers fell behind early and were unable to overcome a 17-0 deficit in the first half against a Denver Broncos defense that forced two Philip Rivers turnovers.
Pros: The Chargers got Melvin Gordon touches in this game and he led the team’s backfield in carries, albeit without much success. Still, Gordon is one of LA’s better offensive players and he should help them out the rest of the way.
Cons: Rivers struggled mightily in this game even though he didn’t take a single sack. Austin Ekeler was the Chargers’ leading pass-catcher and Keenan Allen had just four catches for 18 yards. The Chargers have been a major disappointment this season, and that might be an understatement.
Outlook: Next week is a must-win game for the Chargers, as they host the Pittsburgh Steelers, a team that is on its third-string quarterback. LA will hit rock bottom if they can’t pull out a win next Sunday against a banged-up Steelers squad.