Dec 6, 2020; Inglewood, California, USA; Los Angeles Chargers head coach Anthony Lynn looks on from the sideline during the first half against the New England Patriots at SoFi Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

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Chargers’ Lynn to oversee special teams duties

Los Angeles Chargers head coach Anthony Lynn has added another line to his resume.

Lynn announced Wednesday that he will serve as the Chargers’ special teams coordinator for the remainder of the season.

The decision comes on the heels of Los Angeles (3-9) enduring a special teams nightmare during Sunday’s 45-0 loss to the New England Patriots.

The Chargers surrendered a punt return for a touchdown early in the second quarter and saw their bid to get on the scoreboard go horribly wrong just before halftime. The Patriots blocked their field-goal attempt and scooted 44 yards into the end zone to take a 28-0 lead.

“It was unacceptable, special teams was,” Lynn said on Sunday. “The whole operation. Today got confusing on the field. It was unacceptable.”

Lynn’s announcement on Wednesday is the second such move involving the club’s special teams this season. Assistant special teams coach Keith Burns and senior coaching assistant Chris Caminiti were tasked with filling the void after the Chargers demoted special teams coordinator George Stewart on Nov. 25.

The Chargers will look for better results on Sunday (4:25 p.m. ET) when they host the Atlanta Falcons (4-8).

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