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Chargers vs Texans: How the team can rebound from loss

HOUSTON, TX - NOVEMBER 27: Joey Bosa #99 of the San Diego Chargers celebrates with Melvin Ingram #54 after a sack against the Houston Texans at NRG Stadium on November 27, 2016 in Houston, Texas. (Photo by Tim Warner/Getty Images)
HOUSTON, TX - NOVEMBER 27: Joey Bosa #99 of the San Diego Chargers celebrates with Melvin Ingram #54 after a sack against the Houston Texans at NRG Stadium on November 27, 2016 in Houston, Texas. (Photo by Tim Warner/Getty Images)
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DETROIT, MI – SEPTEMBER 15: Justin Jackson #22 of the Los Angeles Chargers runs with the ball and tackled by Tracy Walker #21 of the Detroit Lions at Ford Field on September 15, 2019 in Detroit, Michigan. (Photo by Rey Del Rio/Getty Images)
DETROIT, MI – SEPTEMBER 15: Justin Jackson #22 of the Los Angeles Chargers runs with the ball and tackled by Tracy Walker #21 of the Detroit Lions at Ford Field on September 15, 2019 in Detroit, Michigan. (Photo by Rey Del Rio/Getty Images)

Chargers key to victory No. 1: Run the football, and do it well

If there’s one area on the Chargers with no complaints thus far, it’s the rushing attack. Aside from a goal-line fumble, Austin Ekeler and Justin Jackson have been near-perfect running the football. Ekeler has a respectable 4.3 yards per rush thus far, and Jackson currently leads the NFL with 8.9 yards per attempt.

Dan Feeney, so far, has been the team’s most-improved player, and the combination with Mike Pouncey has been really strong. Though Henry will be missed for his run-blocking ability, the Chargers seem to still be able to feature a good rushing attack.

This week, they feature a Texans defense that sits in the bottom-third (four spots above the Chargers) in rushing yards per game. Can they pull off another strong day on the ground?

Next. Chargers vs Lions: Grading each position in loss

Those are the six keys to victory for the Chargers this week. Arguably, this is the most talented team they’ve faced thus far, though the Colts are probably a better team. The Texans are on the road, have a hard time blocking for Watson, and are facing a Chargers team that is good at rebounding from a loss. Here’s the main goal: Stay healthy, because a bye week against Miami is coming.

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