In one of the most bizarre endings to a game this season, the Los Angeles Chargers lost their third game in a row against the Tennessee Titans.
While the majority of this outing was uneventful, that was not the case for the fourth quarter as the Los Angeles Chargers had the opportunity to get the win over the Tennessee Titans.
Trailing by three points with under three minutes to play, the Chargers caught a lucky break when, on a fourth-and-1, Titans quarterback Ryan Tannehill failed to convert on a quarterback sneak. After reviewing the play, Chargers offense got the ball and the game was within their grasp.
Based on how the Chargers have played this season, there was the possibility of the team not scoring let alone tying the game. However, no one expected that the Chargers would score on two separate (and subsequent) occasions, only for each play to be reviewed and each touchdown call to be reversed.
During the first instance, Chargers quarterback Philip Rivers threw the ball to running back Austin Ekeler for what was initially believed to be a 16-yard touchdown. However, after a review of the play, he failed to cross the plane. Nonetheless, the play brought the Chargers to the 1-yard line and getting the win was still on the table.
After two penalties called on the Chargers and Titans, it remained Chargers’ ball. Handing off to running back Melvin Gordon, they failed to get into the end zone. While it initially seemed to be a touchdown, review of the play indicated otherwise.
On the next play, the ball was once again handed to Gordon. While it again seemed as though he scored, the review not only showed Gordon not crossing the goal line but fumbling the ball as well. The play was ruled a fumble, with Titans defensive end Jurrell Casey recovering the ball, sealing the win for Tennessee.
So without further ado, here’s a look at Chargers’ studs and duds from this Week 7 loss.