24. Los Angeles Chargers
As bad as it sounds, the Los Angeles Chargers seemed like the perfect candidates to be on upset alert for Week 5 since the Denver Broncos were on the verge of desperation mode being in search of that first win in 2019.
Turns out, this was exactly the case for the Chargers after the team fell to their rivals 20-13 to fall back below .500 on the season, which is the last thing that Los Angeles needs when seeing how the rest of the AFC West is shaping out.
Between Philip Rivers finishing with two interceptions along with the defense being caught off guard by the Broncos in the first quarter, there are plenty of reasons this game fell apart for the Chargers.
But when it comes to one of the most frustrating factors of all, it’s tough to ignore the fact that Melvin Gordon’s holdout clearly impacted the running back’s disappointing performance.
While it’s common for some players to look a bit rusty after missing all that time away from the team, the Chargers needed more than Gordon to rush for just 31 yards on 12 carries.
With three losses over their last four games, Los Angeles better figure out a way to find some consistency on both sides of the football before it’s too late, or the Chargers could end up watching the playoffs from home come January.