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Chargers offensive line vs Ravens: Play-by-play of every drive

CARSON, CALIFORNIA - DECEMBER 22: Philip Rivers #17 of the Los Angeles Chargers makes a pass on the run in front of Tavon Young #25 of the Baltimore Ravens and Russell Okung #76 during the second quarter in a 22-10 Ravens win at StubHub Center on December 22, 2018 in Carson, California. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)
CARSON, CALIFORNIA - DECEMBER 22: Philip Rivers #17 of the Los Angeles Chargers makes a pass on the run in front of Tavon Young #25 of the Baltimore Ravens and Russell Okung #76 during the second quarter in a 22-10 Ravens win at StubHub Center on December 22, 2018 in Carson, California. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)
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CARSON, CA – DECEMBER 22: Philip Rivers #17 of the Los Angeles Chargers passes the ball during the first half of a game against the Baltimore Ravens at StubHub Center on December 22, 2018 in Carson, California. (Photo by Sean M. Haffey/Getty Images)
CARSON, CA – DECEMBER 22: Philip Rivers #17 of the Los Angeles Chargers passes the ball during the first half of a game against the Baltimore Ravens at StubHub Center on December 22, 2018 in Carson, California. (Photo by Sean M. Haffey/Getty Images)

Chargers tenth drive:

1-10 at LAC 26: Gordon for -2. Just good defense.

2-12 at LAC 24: Benjamin for six. Allen doesn’t get to defender to block.

3-6 at LAC 30: Tyrell Williams for 12. Positive…I guess.

1-10 at LAC 42: Mike Williams for four. Positive.

2-6 at LAC 46: Rivers sacked for -8. Gordon should have had him.

3-14 at LAC 38: Allen for 17. Tevi pressure.

1-10 at BAL 45: Gordon for four. Positive play.

2-6 at BAL 41: Incomplete pass. Positive play by line.

3-6 at BAL 41: Jackson for seven. Tevi pressure, surprised it wasn’t holding.

1-10 at BAL 34: Jackson for six. Tevi.

2-4 at BAL 29: Jackson for -1. Schofield’s man makes first contact to disrupt play.

3-5 at BAL 40: Rivers sacked for -11. Schofield.

Here’s the tally for negative plays along the offensive line, which mostly include pressures, sacks, penalties, and really bad reps:

  • LT Russell Okung: Three
  • LG Dan Feeney: Three
  • C Mike Pouncey: Three
  • RG Michael Schofield: Seven
  • RT Sam Tevi: Sixteen

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So, this was a rough one for Tevi. On their ninth drive, Tevi was responsible for four straight negative plays. Whether by speed or by power, he just didn’t have an answer. It’s interesting to watch both he and Okung play tackle. When Okung goes to pass protect, he’s more aggressive and doesn’t wait for the rusher to come to him quite as much. It’s more of a meet-in-the-middle. Tevi waits until he’s nearly in pocket-collapsing position almost every time, which is something that can hopefully be coached up in the offseason. Schofield also had a rougher day here, many times making the worst blunders even though he made fewer than Tevi. As a former tackle, those things may be ironed out with coaching and time, but they look to be pure mental mistakes. As in, whoops, I should have blocked that guy instead mistakes.

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