LA Chargers Week 1 Team Grades: Broncos Survive Late L.A. Rally, Win Opener 24-21
With their move to the greater Los Angeles area complete, the Chargers opened their 2017 NFL regular season in a meeting against an old foe Monday evening, the AFC West rival Denver Broncos.
Although the record book will show that Koo missed what would have been a game-tying field goal with :05 remaining in the game, it was Denver’s ability to get a good rush on the kick that proved the difference.
In what proved to be the right call, Denver Head Coach Vance Joseph called a timeout just before Koo hit on his first field goal attempt of 44 yards.
With former Los Angeles head coach Mike McCoy now calling offensive plays for the rival Broncos, Lynn got his first crack at coaching the Chargers in the regular season.
Although Denver blocking the final field goal attempt is what ultimately did in the Bolts, Lynn looked a little indecisive in that final two-minute drill in when to stop the clock and/or move the offense faster.