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Five trends and patterns from Chargers snap counts vs Colts

CARSON, CA - SEPTEMBER 08: Running back Austin Ekeler #30 of the Los Angeles Chargers dances with Justin Jackson #22 at the end of the game after scoring the winning touchdown in overtime against Indianapolis Colts at Dignity Health Sports Park on September 8, 2019 in Carson, California. (Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)
CARSON, CA - SEPTEMBER 08: Running back Austin Ekeler #30 of the Los Angeles Chargers dances with Justin Jackson #22 at the end of the game after scoring the winning touchdown in overtime against Indianapolis Colts at Dignity Health Sports Park on September 8, 2019 in Carson, California. (Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)
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CARSON, CALIFORNIA – SEPTEMBER 08: Michael Schofield #75 and Mike Williams #81 congratulate Austin Ekeler #30 of the Los Angeles Chargers after his touchdown during the first half of a game against the Indianapolis Coltsat Dignity Health Sports Park on September 08, 2019 in Carson, California. (Photo by Sean M. Haffey/Getty Images)
CARSON, CALIFORNIA – SEPTEMBER 08: Michael Schofield #75 and Mike Williams #81 congratulate Austin Ekeler #30 of the Los Angeles Chargers after his touchdown during the first half of a game against the Indianapolis Coltsat Dignity Health Sports Park on September 08, 2019 in Carson, California. (Photo by Sean M. Haffey/Getty Images)

Chargers won’t be dropping Nick Dzubnar any time soon

Clearly, the Chargers want to hang on to Dzubnar, but it’s not for his role on defense. Though Dzubnar could fill in at linebacker, he’s going to be mainly part of the special teams unit.

On Sunday, Dzubnar was on 81 percent of the team’s special teams snaps, higher than any other player from that unit. In 2018, he had the fourth-highest number of special teams tackles (13), just four fewer than his All-Pro counterpart Adrian Phillips.

Chargers aren’t going to rotate Forrest Lamp in as often as expected

Both Michael Schofield and Dan Feeney played 100 percent of the team’s offensive snaps against the Colts, but Lamp did make an appearance of his own…on two offensive plays. And not by rotating with either.

Three percent of a team’s snaps isn’t going to be enough to win him a starting job at guard, and it’s a downer for any fan who, for better or worse, wants to see Lamp crack the lineup.

Unfortunately for Lamp, the Chargers averaged 7.4 yards per play on Sunday, which is better than their 2018 average of 6.1. The offense had 25 first downs, 435 total yards, and averaged six yards per rush on the ground.

The problem: Lamp is slated to back up either guard spot, but they weren’t the problem. Trent Scott and Sam Tevi were dreadful in pass protection, and the duo gave up four sacks and had a penalty apiece.

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