The Chargers lost nine games by seven points or less in 2016 and have already dropped two in the same fashion to start 2017.
Heartbreaking losses have become synonymous with the franchise and so another one to the Miami Dolphins in Week 2 — this time a 19-17 defeat — to open their time in the StubHub Center was perfectly fitting for the team.
A) Cutler’s arm isn’t what it used to be and the 34-year-old quarterback couldn’t control a heave downfield.
B) This wasn’t a Hail Mary at all, and was just a way to wind out the final two seconds of the half without giving the Chargers a chance of their own.
I’m leaning toward the second possibility, considering the receiver running down the right sideline turned to run off the field without even tracking the ball.
Of course, it wouldn’t take too long for the receiver to take a quick glance over his shoulder and realize right away that he wouldn’t have a chance at hauling in the pass. Either way, hurling the ball so far out of bounds that it almost hits a cheerleader is a pretty fun way to end a half.
The New York Giants are on primetime for the second week in a row when they host the Detroit Lions on Monday Night Football (8:30 p.m. ET, ESPN/WatchESPN). They’ll hope to have a much better performance than their Week 1 stinker against the Dallas Cowboys, with Odell Beckham Jr. set to make his season debut.
The Lions also have problems with their run game, but it didn’t matter much in their 35-23 win over the Arizona Cardinals. Matthew Stafford picked up his fourth-quarter Adrian Beltre Jersey heroics again, hitting Kenny Golladay on two touchdown passes that pulled the Lions ahead. Stafford finished the day with four touchdowns T.J. Ward Youth Jersey and 292 yards on 29-of-41 passing.