The Los Angeles Chargers‘ 63-21 blowout loss in opposition to the Las Vegas Raiders in Week 15 was the most recent in a string of “Thursday Evening Soccer” nightmares for the group below head coach Brandon Staley.
Since Staley took over in January 2021, the Chargers have had three “TNF” contests, all of which have led to various levels of crushing defeat.
Throughout Staley’s first season, Los Angeles bought the higher of the Kansas Metropolis Chiefs of their first assembly in Week 3 on the highway. When the groups met once more in Week 15, it was a distinct story.
The Chargers led 14-10 at halftime, 21-13 early within the fourth quarter and 28-21 with below two minutes left to go in regulation, earlier than falling 34-28 in extra time. The setback dropped the Bolts to 8-6 and began a tricky stretch to finish the common season (dropping three of 4) as they completed 9-8 and fell out of the playoff image.
After opening the 2022 marketing campaign with a win in opposition to the Las Vegas Raiders, Staley and firm once more battled Kansas Metropolis laborious on “TNF” in Week 2, on the highway, however got here up quick.
Los Angeles once more blew a number of leads on this contest, holding benefits of 10-0 and 17-7, earlier than seeing the Chiefs go on a 20-0 run, which included a 99-yard interception return by Jaylen Watson.
There could be no drama within the Chargers’ embarrassing loss to the Raiders on Thursday, as Las Vegas rolled out to an unfathomable 49-0 lead early within the second half and coasted to victory.