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Chargers offensive line steps up despite injuries

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Dec 20, 2014; Santa Clara, CA, USA; San Diego Chargers quarterback Philip Rivers (17) throws a pass against the San Francisco 49ers at Levi

The San Diego Chargers offensive line stepped their game up in a big way on Saturday Night against the San Francisco 49ers. They had to do it after dealing with more injuries to the center position and to the guard spot. Johnnie Troutman had to sit out the second half after he injured his knee in the game. Chris Watt was taken out of the game after 9 offensive plays after injuring his ankle.

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The San Diego Chargers have not been able to stay healthy this season at the center spot. It has been the season’s cursed position. Trevor Robinson is the 5th different center the team has used this season. He played in 74 snaps on Saturday and he helped the team march down the field.

Johnnie Troutman was able to play in the first half of the game, but he was taken out in the 2nd half after an injury to his knee. Jeremiah Sirles stepped in to take the rest of the snaps at guard. Sirles played in 42 of the 83 snaps on offense.