If this is the last season for the San Diego Chargers before they move, it will leave scars with their San Diego fans that will never heal.
The Chargers were 1-3 going into Sunday’s game against the Oakland Raiders, and had blown three big second-half leads along the way. Against the New Orleans Saints last week, the Chargers fumbled on back-to-back plays to turn a sure win into a loss. If you figured the Chargers couldn’t top that a week later, you’d have been wrong.
The Chargers lined up late in Sunday’s game to attempt a game-tying field goal. It was a 36-yard attempt, which should not have been a problem. Except punter Drew Kaser, who holds on field goals, had the snap go right through his hands. The Chargers had to scramble to get on the ball instead of trying a fairly easy field goal to tie it. They got one more offensive play at the end of the game but their desperation attempt to score didn’t work. The Oakland Raiders escaped with a 34-31 win because the Chargers holder couldn’t field a clean snap. Oof.
Kaser had the “Wanna Get Away?” game on Sunday. His only punt of the game went just 16 yards, and the Raiders capitalized off that by scoring a touchdown early in the fourth quarter.
The Chargers are having a nightmare start to this season. The Chargers have already blown a massive lead to the Kansas City Chiefs in Week 1, missed a tackle to give up a long touchdown to T.Y. Hilton in the final minutes to lose at the Indianapolis Colts in Week 3, had the Saints debacle in Week 4, and then had the unbelievable loss in Week 5 to the Raiders. Coach Mike McCoy probably has the hottest seat in the NFL after this awful start.
And after this season, San Diego could lose its team if there isn’t funding for a new stadium. What a terrible year for Chargers fans. And there are still 11 games to go.
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