Robert Meachem gets first TD as a Charger in old home

AP

Robert Meachem caught 23 touchdown passes in four years with the Saints.

And though his first four games as a Charger were frustrating, he’s on the board with his 24th now.

The Chargers jumped out to a 7-0 lead over the Saints, when Meachem caught a  15-yard touchdown pass from Philip Rivers. He had just six catches for 92 yards in his first month with the Chargers, after signing a four-year, $25.9 million contract this offseason.

The touchdown was immediately followed by an unsportsmanlike conduct penalty on Malcom Jenkins for swatting the ball out of his hands after the score, showing the worst of the Saints so far.

They’re going to have trouble stopping Rivers if this is the kind of start he’s off to.