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Takeaways from Chargers’ 24-17 loss to Cardinals

GLENDALE, AZ - AUGUST 11: Defensive back Chris Campbell #33 of the Arizona Cardinals recovers a loose ball during the preseason NFL game against the Los Angeles Chargers at University of Phoenix Stadium on August 11, 2018 in Glendale, Arizona. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)
GLENDALE, AZ - AUGUST 11: Defensive back Chris Campbell #33 of the Arizona Cardinals recovers a loose ball during the preseason NFL game against the Los Angeles Chargers at University of Phoenix Stadium on August 11, 2018 in Glendale, Arizona. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)
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LOS ANGELES, CA – AUGUST 26: John Johnson III #43 of the Los Angeles Rams tackles Geremy Davis #11 of the Los Angeles Chargers during the preseason game between the Los Angeles Rams and Los Angeles Chargers at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum on August 26, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Josh Lefkowitz/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA – AUGUST 26: John Johnson III #43 of the Los Angeles Rams tackles Geremy Davis #11 of the Los Angeles Chargers during the preseason game between the Los Angeles Rams and Los Angeles Chargers at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum on August 26, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Josh Lefkowitz/Getty Images)

Geremy Davis has a night

Geremy Davis was another guy who made the most of his opportunity against Arizona. In fact, it was so good that we named him our player of the game.

Davis caught four passes for 88 yards on the night, but one were better than his 47-yard tochdown grab in which he outleaped an Arizona defender to haul the pass in. He landed on his feet, shook off the tackler, and turned into the end zone to give the Chargers their first lead of the game.

One of the more interesting position groups on the team this year is at wide receiver. Aside from the players everyone expects to make the team (Keenan Allen, Tyrell Williams, Mike Williams, Travis Benjamin, reports out of camp have suggest that Davis, Dylan Cantrell and Artavis Scott are all in a battle to make the 53-man roster.

With Cantrell injured, Davis decided to put his best foot forward. Though Scott also had a good night (5 receptions, 44 yards), Davis was the guy Smith looked at for the big play. The two made a solid connection.

If the Chargers decide to keep only five wide receivers, you’d have to say that Davis is the No. 5 guy right now. If the team keeps six wide receivers, he’d practically be assured a spot right now.

There are still three preseason games remaining, so there is time for Scott, Cantrell and Nelson Spruce to make up ground, but Davis’ performance has given him an edge to this point.

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