It appeared that the Los Angeles Chargers may buy a break in Week 10.
Coming off their bye week, the Chargers (3-5) will head to Everbank Field to battle the Jacksonville Jaguars (5-3). The Chargers would have gotten a big boost had Jalen Ramsey been suspended for the game, but the league has decided that will not happen.
Ramsey and Cincinnati Bengals wide receiver A.J. Green were both ejected for their game on Sunday for their fight in the video below. It was somewhat surprising to see Ramsey get ejected for his role in this, and equally surprising that Green will also not be suspended for throwing multiple punches.
The league contradicts itself when you consider that Tampa Bay Buccaneers wide receiver Mike Evans was not ejected for this play (video) on Sunday, but he WILL be suspended for the team’s next game. What?
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The point of all of this is that the Chargers will now have to face Ramsey, who is quickly becoming one of the league’s top shutdown corners. In fact, the Jaguars rank No. 1 in the league in pass defense.
‘Wouldn’t it have been nice for Keenan Allen to not have to face Ramsey? Instead, he’ll be in for a much tougher challenge, as will the Chargers.
The Chargers haven’t lost to the Jaguars in 10 years and have won the last six games in the series. However, Jacksonville will be looking to change that as they are the team with the better record and the Chargers are the team having to make the cross-country trip to play them.
Allen vs. Ramsey may be the key matchup to watch in that game. The Chargers’ wide receiver has 40 receptions for 548 yards, but he hasn’t found the end zone since the season opener. Things aren’t going to get any easier against Ramsey.
These players have never faced off against each other with last season being Ramsey’s rookie year. The teams met in Week 2, but Allen was lost for the season in Week 1.
If you love to watch two great players go at it, this is a marquee matchup for Week 10.