Los Angeles Chargers’ coach Brandon Staley accepted responsibility for the 31-17 loss to the Kansas City Chargers on Sunday. It was their second disjointed defeat on the trot. The loss at Arrowhead Stadium dropped them 2-4 and has clouded faith in their capacity to compete against the best of the NFL.
While Staley was right, there also was sufficient blame to spread around on Sunday. The Los Angeles Chargers had several chances both in defense and offense and also on special teams. However, it was a miserable failure all around that they botched the chances to tie these advantages together.
Across the first 6 games this season, the Los Angeles Chargers have not been able to produce complementary football. This has put them in a precarious position this season. Coach Staley admitted that he had not been able to do a decent job of getting the team ready for the big occasion.
Los Angeles Chargers Could Not Produce Their 2nd Quarter Brilliance In The Second Half
It was an electric second quarter as Justin Herbert along with the rest of the offense produced some superb games. The defense led by Derwin James Jr. stifled the Chiefs fully in the third quarter. Derwin James Jr. was also in his element as the defense stifled the Chiefs in the 3rd. Cameron Dicker came up with a 55-yard goal in the 1st quarter.
But inconsistency throughout proved costly as the Los Angeles Charges conceded 21 points during the pivotal 2nd Quarter. Tight-end Travis Kelce and Patrick Mahomes, the City QB combined to dice and slice the Los Angeles Chargers.
The Los Angeles Chargers offense was erratic after the 2nd quarter. They ended up getting blanked the 2nd time in 3 games. The Los Angeles Chargers were down by 24-17 in the last quarter. Coach Staley admitted that the team did not have the right rhythm except in the 2nd quarter. He took responsibility for the debacle.