Chargers’ ‘Thursday Night Football’ Game Was So Disastrous That It’s Legendary
Did you see “Thursday Night Football” last night (Dec. 14)? The Los Angeles Chargers headed to Las Vegas to take on the Raiders, and wow. What a hot mess. This game was so disastrous that it’s almost guaranteed to be legendary in the NFL history books. Every time the Chargers got the ball, they turned it over instantly. Going into halftime, the score was 42-0. The final score was 63 to 21. The Chargers gave up a franchise-worst 63 points in this embarrassing loss to Raiders.
‘Thursday Night Football’ Hot Mess
All teams have bad games. I’m a Detroit Lions fan, so you know I’ve seen some of the worst games ever played in the NFL. So, I’m not saying the Chargers are a bad team at all. I mean, they’re working without their star quarterback, Justin Herbert. That hurts. But, something is very, very wrong in Chargers-land.
Now, in today’s most unsurprising news, Chargers head coach Brandon Staley is officially out. Staley isn’t a bad coach, but this little relationship obviously wasn’t working. The Chargers are looking for a new head coach, and Detroit Lions OC Ben Johnson is one of the hottest names out there right now. According to Jonathan Jones of CBS Sports, Johnson is “the hottest coaching candidate this cycle.” Johnson, Jones adds, “could wind up getting multiple offers a year after deciding to return to Detroit as a sought-after coach.”
According to Jason La Canfora of The Washington Post, the Carolina Panthers are expected to aggressively go after Johnson. Good luck with that mess of a team. I don’t know who would want to take on that challenge. Maybe Jim Harbaugh? In any case, according to La Canfora, owner David Tepper has an “unflinching and unwavering fixation” with Johnson. Sounds a bit stalkerish to me. But, that’s probably not where Johnson would end up. According to La Canfora, the Chargers is where Johnson “will most want to be.”