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Chargers and Saints preseason game: Bold predictions

CARSON, CA - AUGUST 25: Marshon Lattimore #23 of the New Orleans Saints forces Austin Ekeler #30 of the Los Angeles Chargers out of bounds after he runs for a first down in the first quarter of the pre-season game at StubHub Center on August 25, 2018 in Carson, California. (Photo by Jayne Kamin-Oncea/Getty Images)
CARSON, CA - AUGUST 25: Marshon Lattimore #23 of the New Orleans Saints forces Austin Ekeler #30 of the Los Angeles Chargers out of bounds after he runs for a first down in the first quarter of the pre-season game at StubHub Center on August 25, 2018 in Carson, California. (Photo by Jayne Kamin-Oncea/Getty Images) /
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GLENDALE, ARIZONA – AUGUST 08: Quarterback Easton Stick #2 of the Los Angeles Chargers throws a pass over linebacker Cameron Malveaux #94 of the Arizona Cardinals during the NFL preseason game at State Farm Stadium on August 08, 2019 in Glendale, Arizona. The Cardinals defeated the Chargers 17-13. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)
GLENDALE, ARIZONA – AUGUST 08: Quarterback Easton Stick #2 of the Los Angeles Chargers throws a pass over linebacker Cameron Malveaux #94 of the Arizona Cardinals during the NFL preseason game at State Farm Stadium on August 08, 2019 in Glendale, Arizona. The Cardinals defeated the Chargers 17-13. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images) /

Chargers bold predictions: Continued

Both teams will combine for over 50 points.

It’s preseason, where most games are low-scoring affairs. But preseason is also the time where absolutely anything can happen. Should this be a regular season game, most would expect scoring to be kept in check with the quality of both defenses. In this preseason game, offensive players will be aggressive in their fight to secure a roster spot.

Last time, Taylor would have gone two-for-two on touchdown drives if Ekeler had not fumbled the ball so close to the goal line. With Stick scoring later in the game, the Chargers would not only have scored 21 points but won the game as well.

The Chargers-Cardinals game featured just 30 total points; the last time the Chargers and Saints met, 43 points were scored, though 36 of those came from the Saints. This time, both teams have multiple backup quarterbacks who can move an offense, and 50 total points could very well be seen today.

Bubble players who need to step up for Chargers. Next

Truly, the only prediction Chargers fans would like to see come true is this: All players stay healthy. But for now, those are the bold ones. Look for these three throughout the game, and come back for next week’s article to see how the predictions fared.

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