Justin Herbert and the Los Angeles Chargers' offense was operating at a high level the first five weeks of the season as they got off to a 4-1 start.
Opposing defenses have caught up to the scheme of first-year coordinator Joe Lombardi, though.
SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) — Chargers offensive coordinator Joe Lombardi learned early on in his time working with first-year head coach Brandon Staley to be ready with a fourth-down call in nearly any situation.
Justin Herbert is having a sophomore surge instead of a slump.
The Los Angeles Chargers quarterback continues to add to his accolades after a record-setting first season when he was The Associated Press NFL Offensive Rookie of the Year.
COSTA MESA, Calif. (AP) — Mike Williams has been mainly used as the Los Angeles Chargers' deep threat the past two seasons, but after last week's opener, the fifth-year wide receiver might be used on a variety of routes, along with seeing the ball more often.
LOS ANGELES CHARGERS (7-9) at WASHINGTON (7-9)
Sunday, 1 p.m. EDT, CBS
OPENING LINE: Chargers by 1, according to FanDuel SportsBook
INGLEWOOD, Calif. (AP) — Los Angeles Chargers fans got to see a little bit of everything during their first opportunity to view a practice at SoFi Stadium.
The Maine and The Offspring performed during a pregame concert, new coach Brandon Staley got his first time to go through a game routine, and Derwin James and Justin Herbert made big plays.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Justin Herbert and the Los Angeles Chargers began their six-week vacation following Wednesday's final minicamp practice but the quarterback still plans to do a lot of studying leading up to the start of training camp next month.