Los Angeles Chargers Finally Get A Win To Halt Losing Streak

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The Los Angeles Chargers are now 1-4 on the season and 1-1 on the road.

For the first time this season, we saw the Los Angeles Chargers not blow a game late and actually get a win. It’s their first since leaving San Diego in the off-season, and couldn’t have come at a better time.

They’ve got a lot of work cut out for them to try and sneak into the playoffs, especially when you consider the grit of the division that they happen to play in. Kansas City looks to be distancing themselves weekly, while Denver had a bye week and Oakland is now below .500 at 2-3.

In their Week 5 game, the Chargers had a lot of good come through their passing game, while not being able to have an advantage in the run game. Each team had 14 drives apiece, with Los Angeles gaining 382 total yards to the 335 of New York.

Also, the Chargers had 21 first downs as opposed to the Giants’ 13. Turnovers were also not a determining factor for LA, as they turned it over just one time and New York coughed it up twice.

Three of the Chargers’ next four games will come on the road, with a home game against the Denver Broncos in-between. Outside of that, key trips to Oakland, New England, and Jacksonville will be a chance to show how they fare against serious AFC competition.

It’s the turning point they’ve been waiting for, so we’ll have to see how rookie head coach Anthony Lynn handles the situation from here on out.

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With a win on the board now, the next move for the Chargers is winning at home. They remain 0-3 in games played in Los Angeles, and need to start making sure that it actually feels like a home game instead of being filled with chants rooting for the visitors.