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Los Angeles Chargers: Top 5 takeaways from a disappointing loss to Chiefs

KANSAS CITY, MO - DECEMBER 16: Running back Kareem Hunt
KANSAS CITY, MO - DECEMBER 16: Running back Kareem Hunt
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KANSAS CITY, MO – DECEMBER 16: Defensive end Chris Jones
KANSAS CITY, MO – DECEMBER 16: Defensive end Chris Jones

1. Defense got pressure on Philip Rivers.

Philip Rivers was the least sacked and pressured quarterback in the league going into the game. But the Chiefs front line was able to get to him and was unrelenting. They sacked him twice and forced him into some bad throws for three interceptions. Some of that was definitely on Phil, but the offensive line folded after playing so well these last few weeks. Part of that was due to injuries to Russell Okung and Joe Barksdale during the game.

The concerning part to me is that the Chiefs don’t really have one of the most vaunted pass-rush units in the league. The line just played really poorly. That’s what it came down to. And Rivers isn’t exactly known to be a scrambler. Hopefully, the Chargers’ line gets a little better when they play the Jets and the Raiders, because if they play like that again, you can chalk it up as an L.

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