The Los Angeles Chargers have gone from an 0-4 start to now winning three consecutive games with the latest being a moral victory against the winless Cleveland Browns. The Los Angeles football club is now positioned atop the AFC West in a three-way tie with the Kansas City Chiefs and the Oakland Raiders.
“To be in this position doesn’t surprise me at all,” said Chargers head coach Anthony Lynn.”Guys have worked hard and they’re committed to the process. They never stopped believing.”
One of the players Lynn highlighted was cornerback Casey Hayward who spent the week away from the team after his brother was killed in a car accident on Monday (Nov. 27) night. Hayward rejoined his teammates for one day of practice just in time to play in Sunday’s matchup against the Browns.
“These guys are like my brothers, so anything for those guys,” said Hayward who finished with three combined tackles and two pass breakups. ”If you had told us when we started with an 0-4 record that we would be where we are now, people would say you’re crazy.”
As one of the NFL’s premiere corners, Hayward aided the Chargers defensive effort to limit Josh Gordon’s production to four catches for 85 yards.