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Chargers offensive line: Who blew it in New England?

FOXBOROUGH, MASSACHUSETTS - JANUARY 13: Philip Rivers #17 of the Los Angeles Chargers is tackled by Trey Flowers #98 of the New England Patriots during the third quarter in the AFC Divisional Playoff Game at Gillette Stadium on January 13, 2019 in Foxborough, Massachusetts. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)
FOXBOROUGH, MASSACHUSETTS - JANUARY 13: Philip Rivers #17 of the Los Angeles Chargers is tackled by Trey Flowers #98 of the New England Patriots during the third quarter in the AFC Divisional Playoff Game at Gillette Stadium on January 13, 2019 in Foxborough, Massachusetts. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)
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FOXBOROUGH, MASSACHUSETTS – JANUARY 13: Philip Rivers #17 of the Los Angeles Chargers reacts in the huddle during the second quarter in the AFC Divisional Playoff Game against the New England Patriots at Gillette Stadium on January 13, 2019 in Foxborough, Massachusetts. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)
FOXBOROUGH, MASSACHUSETTS – JANUARY 13: Philip Rivers #17 of the Los Angeles Chargers reacts in the huddle during the second quarter in the AFC Divisional Playoff Game against the New England Patriots at Gillette Stadium on January 13, 2019 in Foxborough, Massachusetts. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)

Chargers vs Patriots: Second drive

1-10 at LAC 25: Gordon for one yard. Tevi looks confused, No. 52 runs free. Pouncey blows it here.

2-9 at LAC 26: Incomplete pass. Feeney’s man drops into coverage, and second man comes free.

For a break in reading, here’s what some of these plays look like where confusion gets the better of the Chargers offensive line. The Patriots deserve all the respect for making this one of the more confusing fronts the Chargers faced all season, often taking advantage of either Feeney or Schofield by either switching the rusher at the last minute or forcing them to take on a second man.

So much confusion caused by the #Patriots front 7 (or 6…or 5…or 4). Here, Kyle Van Noy engages the left guard then peels back. Left tackle turns out to block the edge. Adrian Clayborn gets a free shot on Rivers. pic.twitter.com/t0kc8x14nR

— Michael Giardi (@MikeGiardi) January 14, 2019

Feeney has his man and then…he doesn’t. Because his guy is now dropping back into coverage, and the real attacker is running right by him.

3-9 at LAC 26: Incomplete pass. Defender plows through Schofield, Tevi lets his man walk right to Rivers.

Chargers vs Patriots: Third drive

1-10 at LAC 25: Gordon for 11 yards. Positive play.

1-10 at LAC 36: Gordon for eight yards. Hunter Henry makes a block!

2-2 at LAC 44: Incomplete pass. Tevi is backed up, forces Rivers to throw off back foot, deep ball is thrown short.

3-7 at LAC 39: Mike Williams for 10 yards. Schofield late to recognize.

1-10 at LAC 49: Gordon no gain. Looks to have been Feeney’s guy.

2-10 at LAC 49: Incomplete pass. Tevi gives up the pressure, also Okung (not as bad)

3-10 at LAC 49: Incomplete pass. Tevi again. Feeney hits first guy, can’t quite get his hands on the second.

Chargers vs Patriots: Fourth drive

1-10 at LAC 21: Tyrell Williams for 26 yards. Positive play.

1-10 at LAC 47: Gordon no gain. Whole line doesn’t move.

2-10 at LAC 47: Incomplete pass. Green blows block, Tevi ends up on his butt.

3-10 at LAC 47: Incomplete pass. Mostly Feeney here. Pouncey loses after three seconds.

Chargers vs Patriots: Fifth drive

1-10 at LAC 25: Sack for -10 yards. Feeney doesn’t find man. Both tackles pushed inward.

2-20 at LAC 15: Gates for 10 yards. Positive play.

3-10 at LAC 25: Incomplete pass. Pressure from Okung’s man, though Rivers may not have had to throw it so early.

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