Chargers bold prediction: Jerry Tillery gets his first two sacks
The 28th overall pick from the 2019 NFL Draft has had a quiet start to the season. He faced one of the best offensive lines around the league in Week 1, and then went up against an improving Lions O-line with an interior that has impressed early in the season.
He still hasn’t notched his first career sack, but that may change as he faces a susceptible Texans offensive line that has allowed 10 sacks in the first two games of the season. If this pace keeps up, Deshaun Watson will be sacked 80 times in the season, which would be an NFL record over David Carr’s 76 sacks in a season.
While things will probably calm down for the Texans’ offensive line, they will have to wait another week for that. The Texans will have a hard time with Joey Bosa and Melvin Ingram off the edges, and that will open up space for Tillery to not only break duck, but also get his first multi-sack game of his career.
Chargers bold prediction: Ty Long is perfect for the game
Michael Badgley’s game status is a thing to monitor. He was downgraded from ‘Questionable’ to ‘Doubtful’. If he fails to suit up, which is becoming more likely by the minute, Ty Long will handle kicking duties once more.
He quickly passed from being a hero after a great Week 1 showing where he was named AFC Special Teams Player Of The Week, to being blamed for the Chargers’ Week 2 loss after missing a pair of field goals.
If he kicks this week as well, Long will prove his doubters wrong and calm everyone who is nervous about the Chargers’ kicking game sans-Badgley.