Anthony Lynn’s Los Angeles Chargers suffered their fourth consecutive loss of the season on Monday night. The Drew Brees-led New Orleans Saints were made to work hard as they outplayed their opponents by a 30-27 scoreline at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome tonight. However, it was young quarterback Justin Herbert who grabbed the spotlight in this MNF clash.
The game went into overtime after the Chargers kicker, Michael Badgley, failed to convert a 50-yard field goal in the dying seconds of the fourth quarter.
The Saints made their way to a narrow win in OT after the Los Angeles’ wide receiver Mike Williams failed to catch a pass thrown by Herbert at 4th and six.
Here’s how Twitterati reacted to this nail-biting game.
Justin Herbert-led Los Angeles Chargers suffer fourth-consecutive loss
Once again, without Tyrod Taylor on their roster, the Chargers started the game with rookie Justin Herbert. Herbert grabbed the opportunity with both hands and went on to have one hell of a game on Monday.
He became the youngest quarterback in NFL history to throw four TDs in a Monday night game. Herbert completed 20 of his 34 attempted passes and threw for 264 yards with four TDs, but failed to lead his team to a win.
This marked his fourth-consecutive loss in the league.
Justin Herbert throws his third TD pass of the first half! #BoltUp
— NFL (@NFL) October 13, 2020
On the other hand, Drew Brees rallied from a 17-point deficit to lead his team to a much-needed win. Here’s what the veteran quarterback said after the game.
“Yeah, this was a wild one. Listen, we did not play very well for the first half of this football game, obviously. … We were able to go and get some points before the half.
“But really I think at halftime it was just, ‘Guys, come out and execute, do the things that win football games, not the things that get you beat,'” Brees told ESPN after the game.
Twitter reacts to Justin Herbert’s epic showing in New Orleans
Justin Herbert is all sorts of talented. Big arm. Mobile. Too many people nit picked the kid out of college. He’s a baller.
— Colin Cowherd (@ColinCowherd) October 13, 2020
Just remember that Justin Herbert was quiet and didn't show leadership in college 🙄 … said everyone who didn't talk to a single person at Oregon.
— Geoff Schwartz (@geoffschwartz) October 13, 2020
Justin Herbert is doing this without:
— Warren Sharp (@SharpFootball) October 13, 2020
Justin Herbert looks like an absolute star in the making as a franchise QB. He’s another example of why imagination is an important part of the evaluation process. Several evaluators couldn’t see Herbert’s potential due to how he played in Oregon’s offense. Traits > production
— Bucky Brooks (@BuckyBrooks) October 13, 2020
Justin Herbert: franchise quarterback
— Daniel Popper (@danielrpopper) October 13, 2020
It’s quite surprising that the Oregon product is garnering such plaudits on social media. He has been thrust into the starting setup since Week Two and has taken to the NFL like a fish to water.
You get the feeling that this is just the beginning for this young man’s journey who is yet to win his first game in the league.
Herbert can achieve that feat too as the Chargers take on the New York Jets in Week Six. The Jets remain winless after five weeks. Anthony Lynn’s boys can end their losing streak this weekend as they aim to push for a playoff spot this season.
But the question is that if first-choice QB Tyrod Taylor is fit to play, will Justin Herbert still start for the Chargers? We’ll just have to wait and see.