Los Angeles Chargers running back Melvin Gordon hasn’t made a game appearance this year as he continues to hold out in search for a new contract.
And while he wasn’t responsible for the Chargers’ loss to the Detroit Lions on Sunday, Gordon managed to earn himself a big, fat L of his own sitting at home.
Early in the game, Lions kicker Matt Prater wasn’t his reliable self. First, he missed an extra point that would’ve tied the game up early at seven. Then, just a quarter later, Prater missed a 40-yard field—a chip shot by Prater’s standards.
That’s when Gordon made a fatal mistake.
Dear lions kicker, hahaha drinks on me after the game !!!— F L ⚡️ S H (@Melvingordon25) September 15, 2019
Oh no. Oh no no no no no.
When you have a punter pulling double duties, you absolutely do not upset the Kicking Gods, especially not in the building that destroys opposing kickers.
Those six points probably would’ve come in handy in a 13-10 game.
That’s why Lions safety Quandre Diggs waits until the end of the game to tweet (also because he happens to actually be playing right now):