Y'know the same thought crossed the minds of everyone who watched Monday Night Football and saw the Las Vegas Raiders mount a mini-second half comeback: The Los Angeles Chargers will find some crazy to lose this contest because that's what they do. 

"Chargering" had been a real thing. For years, Los Angeles fielded talented squads and often built leads only to see them crumble in the most painful and unexpected ways possible. 

Two weeks ago, the Chargers lost to the Dallas Cowboys after kicker Greg Zuerlein booted a 56-yard field goal as time expired. While nothing out of the ordinary occurred, Los Angeles still snatched a loss from the jaws of victory when it needed to make one defensive stop. 

Monday's performance was different. Despite the Raiders' third-quarter surge, the Chargers captured a definitive 28-14 victory. In doing so, Brandon Staley's team showed they're more than capable of closing out games. They now have the right pieces in place to do so and can stake their claim as one of the AFC's top squads. 

The Chargers feature a true franchise quarterback, a dynamic running back, an improved offensive front and a defense that's adjusted well to Staley's approach.

Herbert is special. In Year 2 of his development, last year's sixth overall draft pick should already be considered one of the game's elite quarterbacks and a potential MVP candidate. His first-half performance placed the Chargers in a position to close out the game, and they did. 

He completed 20-of-25 passes for 175 yards and three scores through two quarters of play. Each touchdown toss showed different aspects of Herbert's blossoming skill set.