Kelley could not hold the ball in the tail end of an 18-yard run in the first half and fumble to kill the Chargers momentum and to return the ball to the Panthers.
The Los Angeles Chargers lost a game in Week 3 that they should have won against the Carolina Panthers.
We have already been here before. After a really good game against the Kansas City Chiefs in which the LA Chargers fell just short, the team responded by defeating a smaller opponent by dropping to the Carolina Panthers 21-16.
Sorry for any Panther fans that could possibly read this, but the Chargers are the more talented team. We saw that displayed in this game. The team could however not outlive itself and lost in typical Charger fashion.
It was a disappointing defeat. It is hoped the most disappointing of the season. Here are the most disappointed players from the game.
1. Joshua Kelley has joined Kelley for the campaign.
Joshua Kelley was not uncharacteristically bad in this game and I do not want to think too much about the rookie in his third career start. The one mistake he made proved to be very costly.
Kelley could not grasp the ball in the tail end of an 18-yard run in the first half and fumble in order to kill the Chargers momentum and give the ball back to the Panthers. Worst is the fact that Kelley was known for his shrewd hands and his ability to defend the ball with UCLA.
He carried the ball eight times for 43 yards so he was efficient while he was out there, but that fumble proved costly for the Chargers and eventually turned into the Panthers’only touchdown of the game.