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Sturgis made his only field-goal attempt Sunday, but made just two of his three extra-point attempts in the 35-23 loss to the Rams.
Sturgis' missed extra point didn't exactly come back to bite the Chargers, but it's clear that special teams problems are still plaguing this team. Sturgis has failed to generate much fantasy production, but that's thanks in large part to the team's ability to convert in the red zone. He'll face the 49ers in Week 4.
Sturgis connected on his only field-goal attempt and also made all four of his extra-point attempts in the 31-20 win over the Bills on Sunday.
Sturgis' lone field-goal attempt was from 24 yards, so he obviously wasn't asked to do too much in this contest. With a difficult Week 3 matchup against the Rams on tap, Sturgis might struggle to see many kicking opportunities once again.
Sturgis made two of his three field-goal attempts and did not attempt any extra points in Sunday's 38-28 loss to the Chiefs.
Sturgis' missed field goal essentially sealed the Chargers fate as the 48-yard kick sailed wide left with the team trailing by 10 and just over one minute left to play. It was a little odd to see the veteran kicker not even attempt an extra point, particularly since the Chargers scored 28 points, but that was due in large part to game script as the team trailed by 19 points entering the fourth quarter.
Head coach Anthony Lynn was complimentary of Sturgis following Thursday's 23-21 preseason win over the 49ers. "We brought Caleb (Sturgis) in to be our kicker. Last couple of weeks, he showed that he could do that," Jack Wang of the Los Angeles Daily News reports.
Lynn's comments would seem to indicate that Sturgis is the preferred starter, yet down a point with seconds to spare in Thursday's preseason contest, Roberto Aguayo was the one called upon to drill the game-winning 36-yard field goal. It's a microcosm of what has been a productive preseason for both kickers, as Sturgis and Aguayo have appeared to be frontrunners for the starting spot at different points throughout August. Aguayo may have made the most important kick of the night, but Sturgis also converted on his lone field-goal and extra-point attempts, suggesting this could be a battle that will linger until the final hours of roster cuts.
Robert Aguayo, Sturgis' only competition for the starting job, made five of his six field goal attempts, including a kick from 50 yards out. Sturgis is projected to win the role, but the Chargers have been known to go with whatever player they feel is best suited for the role, regardless of age, i.e. Younghoe Kim last season.
|Bye: Week 8|
|9||11/4/18||@ SEA||4:05 pm|
|10||11/11/18||@ OAK||4:05 pm|
|13||12/2/18||@ PIT||1:00 pm|
|15||12/13/18||@ KC||8:20 pm|
|17||12/30/18||@ DEN||4:25 pm|
|2018||Los Angeles Chargers||5||0-0||4-4||2-2||3-5||0-1||9-12||49||0||75.0||8-12||8||66.7|
|2018||Los Angeles Chargers||5||29||64.7||16||13||22.4||0||0||0|
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|2018||Los Angeles Chargers||5||1||24||24||24.0||0||1||0||1||0||0||0||24.0|
|2018||Los Angeles Chargers||5||0||0.0||0||0||0||0||0.0||0||0||0|