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Report Card: Grading the Chargers Week 1 performance

CARSON, CALIFORNIA - SEPTEMBER 08: Adrian Phillips #31 of the Los Angeles Chargers reacts after a tackle of Marlon Mack #25 of the Indianapolis Colts 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: Adrian Phillips #31 of the Los Angeles Chargers reacts after a tackle of Marlon Mack #25 of the Indianapolis Colts 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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CARSON, CA – AUGUST 24: Ty Long #1 of the Los Angeles Chargers holds while Mike Badgley #4 kicks a field goal for the first score of the game against Seattle Seahawks in the first quarter during a preseason NFL football game at Dignity Health Sports Park on August 24, 2019, in Carson, California. (Photo by John McCoy/Getty Images)
CARSON, CA – AUGUST 24: Ty Long #1 of the Los Angeles Chargers holds while Mike Badgley #4 kicks a field goal for the first score of the game against Seattle Seahawks in the first quarter during a preseason NFL football game at Dignity Health Sports Park on August 24, 2019, in Carson, California. (Photo by John McCoy/Getty Images)

Special Teams: A

No Money Badger, no problem? Ty Long stepped in for the injured Badgley and performed admirably, nailing his lone FG (40 yards) as well as three extra points and nesting two of two punts inside the 20-yard line.

Perhaps my favorite play of the game save for Ingram’s sack and Ekeler’s game-winning score was Drue Tranquill‘s special teams gem of a punt block. Tranquill impressed in the preseason and continues to do so as the games begin to matter. Happy to have that guy on this team.

Overall grades:

Offense: B+

Defense: B-

Special Teams: A

Agree? Disagree? Let me know in the comments below.

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