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Takeaways from Chargers’ 24-14 preseason win over Seahawks

CARSON, CA - AUGUST 18: Detrez Newsome #38 of the Los Angeles Chargers carries the ball as he is chased by Poona Ford #97 of the Seattle Seahawks during a 24-14 presseason Charger win at StubHub Center on August 18, 2018 in Carson, California. Photo by Harry How/Getty Images
CARSON, CA - AUGUST 18: Detrez Newsome #38 of the Los Angeles Chargers carries the ball as he is chased by Poona Ford #97 of the Seattle Seahawks during a 24-14 presseason Charger win at StubHub Center on August 18, 2018 in Carson, California. Photo by Harry How/Getty Images
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Roberto Aguayo just might win the kicking job

That statement would have been laughed at a few months ago, maybe even a few weeks ago. But it could become a reality.

Roberto Aguayo handled all of the kicking duties on Saturday night. That alone shows that the Chargers are seriously considering him in this competition. Aguayo didn’t falter, making all three of his extra-point attempts while also successfully converting a 39-yard field goal.

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Caleb Sturgis stood and watched from the sideline.

Sturgis will likely get the work in Week 3 and he’ll be in a situation where he almost can’t miss. He was supposed to be the man in this competition. He’s the guy the team awarded a two-year contract to. Aguayo was just brought in as another option. Already cut from three teams, his chances of winning the competition weren’t considered good, particularly when you consider how poorly he kicked in Tampa Bay.

But the fact that it’s gone this far puts Sturgis on thin ice in a way and he’ll have to be mistake-free the rest of the way.

The Chargers host the New Orleans Saints next Saturday night in their third preseason game.

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