OPEN THREAD: Redskins vs. Chargers
By Matt Pagels
Philip Rivers and the Los Angeles Chargers host Kirk Cousins and the Washington Redskins in Week 14. Chat with other Chargers fans on the open thread while watching the game.
LET’S GO BOLTS!
The Chargers are red hot, winning three in a row and six of their last eight games. It’s crazy to think that this very team started the 2017 season 0-4 and was basically written off by many fans and analysts.
But here we are. Los Angeles is 6-6 and in a three-way tie for first place in the AFC West with the Kansas City Chiefs and Oakland Raiders. The Chiefs and Raiders battle it out Sunday. Meanwhile, the Chargers, who are 2-1 against the NFC East this season (wins against the Giants and Cowboys), host a Redskins team that’s been inconsistent and banged up. Washington is 5-7 and fighting for their playoff lives in the NFC. Unlike the previous three teams the Chargers have faced, the Redskins actually have a decent QB in Kirk Cousins, so this will be a big test.
That said, let’s see who’s inactive for the Chargers.
Our #WASvsLAC inactives:
QB C. JonesWR G. DavisRB B. OliverLB J. OnwualuOT M. OlaTE S. CulkinDE J. Attaochu
— #WASvsLAC (@Chargers) December 10, 2017
Only DT Corey Liuget (toe) and WR Mike Williams (knee) were on the final injury report, and both are officially active. Crazy for a team that has been so unlucky with injuries over the past several seasons. That means, everyone above are healthy scratches. Nothing really surprising here. It’ll be interesting to see if Williams makes an impact, something the first-round rookie has yet to do this season.
As for the Redskins, they had nine players on the injury report (six questionable). Starting tackles Trent Williams and Morgan Moses, both of whom were listed as questionable, will play. Even so, they are not 100 percent healthy, which bodes well for the Chargers’ elite pass rushers. TE Jordan Reed will miss his sixth consecutive game. LB Zach Brown, who leads the league in tackles, will play despite dealing with injuries.
At the end of the day, the Chargers have a chance to be in sole possession of first place (that is, of course, if the Chiefs lose). I like the sound of that.