Never before saw a QB have enough of a rib injury that he had give up on a play because he couldnt run the 2 yards need for 1st down on 3rd down, and not even be able to make a short pass because of the way he would have had to throw. Then, on 4th down, he stays in and throw a perfect long pass followed by a TD pass.
That Herbert is some kind of QB/player.
But for a miss communication between QB and Reciever, Chargers most likely would have won. One misstep results in a 14 pt difference on a single play resulting in a 3 point loss.
Herbert was selfish. Staley should've taken him out of the game because he was clearly injured. Staley should've given the ball to Daniels. So does Jimmy G go to down to LA now that Herbert has a rib injury? Staley should ran the ball more to not put Herbert to be hit in passing plays
I saw an interesting breakdown of what happened JUST BEFORE that fateful play on TSN.
The exhausted Tight End whose pattern was jumped tried to come off the field by raising his hand... only the coaches missed his signal. Gassed but still forced to stay in he ran a terrible route. An old man (that's me) could've done better. Herbert's pass was on target but his Tight End was woefully out of position.