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The Los Angeles Chargers held the New Orleans Saints to only 13 points through three quarters, but failed to hold the lead once again. The Chargers and Saints ended up going into overtime tied at 27. Wil Lutz, of the Saints, nailed a 36-yard field goal for the win in overtime, 30-27. Despite the loss, Chargers quarterback, Justin Herbert, shined once again.
Herbert, 22, threw for 264 yards on 34 attempts for 4 touchdowns, and did not throw an interception. The passing yard total for this game might seem high, but it was Herbert’s lowest total of the season thus far. The rookie quarterback threw for over 300 yards in his first two starts, with one touchdown and once interception. Those two games consisted of the defending Super Bowl champion, Kansas City Chiefs, and the Carolina Panthers. The former Oregon Duck also threw for 290 yards, three touchdowns, and one interception in his third start against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
The rookie standout has failed to capture his first NFL win, even though he is arguably the best rookie quarterback this season, to start at the professional level. Los Angeles is now 1-4 to start the season, with former starter, Tyrod Taylor, picking up the teams only win head coach, Anthony Lynn, said that Taylor was the teams starting quarterback, but changed his mind after the teams loss in Tampa Bay.
The Chargers have a bye next week, as they prepare for the Jacksonville Jaguars in Week 7.