9. Los Angeles Chargers
The Kansas City Chiefs may have put a nail in the Las Vegas Raiders proverbial coffin when they embarrassed them in Week 14, but the Los Angeles Chargers are still kicking. Kansas City improved to 9-4 on the season but the Chargers went out and housed the New York Giants by a score of 37-21.
Once again, Justin Herbert showed off his talent as he completed 23-of-31 passes for 275 yards with three touchdowns. He continues to show that he’s one of the absolute best in the NFL despite being only two years into his NFL career.
Herbert’s big game was done even without Keenan Allen, who is the best wideout on this team. He spread the ball around to nine different players in the game as well, showing that he can get the ball to just about anyone.
On defense, the Chargers recorded an interception and two sacks on Mike Glennon with Joey Bosa notching one of those sacks. As for the pick, Nick Niemann was responsible for that one as he ended the Giants’ hopes of a comeback. The road team put up 14 in the final quarter to pull within 16 but the L.A. linebacker made sure they weren’t making it a one-score game.
Now at 8-5, L.A. plays the Chiefs in Week 15 in what might end up being the most exciting game of the weekend.