Traditionally, West Coast teams struggle when they have to travel across the country and play early games. And there have been more than a few questions about the Chargers when they play outside of their covered stadium in California.
The New England weather was “full New England in December” in Week 13.
The Chargers offense couldn’t manage to score a touchdown and could only manage 4 yards per play (the Steelers are currently managing 5.5 yards per play with Mitch Trubisky in at quarterback). But the 6 points the Chargers managed to score at Gillette Stadium were enough to beat the miserable Patriots by 6 points!
Over-reaction #1: The Patriots won't score another touchdown this season
They might not score a point in the remainder of the season. During the first five games of the season, when the offense was much healthier, they averaged 11 points per game. Not great, Bob. But now Rhamondre Stevenson is injured, and Demario Douglas is suffering his second concussion of the season.
They account for 43% of the Patriots' touches on offense this season. Even before Stevenson was injured against the Chargers, the Patriots offense only managed to score 13 points in their last two games.
The Dolphins scored 17 points in the first 14 minutes of their game against the Commanders.