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4 biggest takeaways from Chargers Week 1 win

CARSON, CALIFORNIA - SEPTEMBER 08: T.Y. Hilton #13 of the Indianapolis Colts leaps for a touchdown as Brandon Facyson #28, Kyzir White #44, and Rayshawn Jenkins #23 of the Los Angeles Chargers defend during the second half of a game at Dignity Health Sports Park on September 08, 2019 in Carson, California. (Photo by Sean M. Haffey/Getty Images)
CARSON, CALIFORNIA - SEPTEMBER 08: T.Y. Hilton #13 of the Indianapolis Colts leaps for a touchdown as Brandon Facyson #28, Kyzir White #44, and Rayshawn Jenkins #23 of the Los Angeles Chargers defend during the second half of a game at Dignity Health Sports Park on September 08, 2019 in Carson, California. (Photo by Sean M. Haffey/Getty Images)
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The offensive line is what we thought it was

Though the offensive line should be applauded for its efforts in getting the running game going, it was about as bad as many expected it to be in the passing game.

Sam Tevi and Trent Scott are such liabilities at the tackle spots and Rivers, who is far from a mobile quarterback, needs some time to stand in the pocket and find his targets down the field.

The Colts had four sacks in this game and nine hits on the quarterback, which is more than any team would like to see.

It seemed obvious the team had an issue here once Russell Okung was deemed unfit to play, but the Colts aren’t known for being a great pass-rushing team. In the coming weeks, this offensive line will have to look across against the likes of J.J. Watt, T.J. Watt, Von Miller and Bradley Chubb.

That could get ugly.

The Chargers will be challenged to get this right as Okung won’t be back on the field for some time, but an adjustment does need to be made as Rivers simply can’t face that kind of pressure on a weekly basis.

Is Forrest Lamp the answer? He certainly wasn’t on Sunday as he barely got into the game, seeing just two offensive snaps.

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