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Social media abuzz with Belichick-Chargers takes amid L.A.'s Week 15 loss

Could Belichick save the Chargers?

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It's been a rough season for New England Patriots fans, but at least their team hasn't trailed by 42 points in a game this season.

That was the deficit facing the Los Angeles Chargers in their Week 15 game at the Las Vegas Raiders on Thursday night.


This is the same Raiders team that scored zero points in a loss to an average Minnesota Vikings team just last week.

Chargers head coach Brandon Staley is on the hot seat, to put it mildly. Expectations were high for L.A. this season, but the franchise has fallen woefully short of expectations with a 5-9 record.

Amazon Prime analyst Richard Sherman even suggested the Chargers fire Staley at halftime Thursday.

Who might replace Staley if he's let go after the season? New England Patriots head coach Bill Belichick is one potential candidate if his tenure in Foxboro comes to an end in January.

Belichick's future in New England is the top storyline surrounding the Patriots right now. Poor coaching has been a massive problem for the Chargers for many, many years. Even though the Patriots are 3-10 this season, it's clear that Belichick is still a very good coach. His roster construction ability? That's a different story.

Social media was abuzz with Belichick/Chargers commentary during L.A.'s pathetic performance Thursday night. Here's a roundup of notable reaction:

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