After a strong overall preseason performance from the Chargers’ offensive starters, it looks like the Bolts will score on every drive in the regular season.
It’s a perfectly reasonable assumption.
Every time Philip Rivers has stepped onto the field this preseason, touchdowns have been scored. The quarterback went for a perfect completion percentage to multiple receivers Saturday night against the Los Angeles Rams, including an absolute dime to Travis Benjamin for a 45-yard touchdown. Through three drives this preseason, Rivers has led three touchdown drives.
And I don’t think that streak gets broken anytime soon.
Just give this offense possessions, and you’ll see points galore. What’s the current record for most points scored by one team, 72? Easy. Money in the bank. If the Chargers don’t break 100 points a game, it’ll be a disappointment. Give Rivers as many drives as he has kids, and by my math that’s about 13,684 points per game. We’ll go for two every drive, for good measure.
After all, what’s a defense to do?
Opposing teams have to play an impossible game of rock-paper-scissors against this offense. Try and stop the run, we pass to the wide receivers. Stop the pass, we run with Melvin Gordon and Baby Watt. Try and stop the wide receivers, and we’ll hit a Hall of Famer or his rising tight end superstar counterpart for six. And our offensive line?
Well, okay, they’re not that great (yet?). But whatever, back to scoring points.
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In all seriousness, this team has the potential to be incredibly potent on offense. When healthy, the Chargers have elite weapons on every level of offense. They may not score every drive, but they certainly have the ability to put up points with ease.
So draft every Charger player in fantasy football. The starters are going to score until the mercy rule becomes implemented (soon to be called the Rivers Rule in the NFL). They have the firepower to end each drive with a touchdown. Don’t believe me?
Well, so far, they’re 3-for-3.