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Bold predictions for Chargers Week Three game against the Texans

HOUSTON, TX - NOVEMBER 27: Philip Rivers #17 of the San Diego Chargers gives directions at the line of scirmmage in the second quarter against the Houston Texans at NRG Stadium on November 27, 2016 in Houston, Texas. (Photo by Tim Warner/Getty Images)
HOUSTON, TX - NOVEMBER 27: Philip Rivers #17 of the San Diego Chargers gives directions at the line of scirmmage in the second quarter against the Houston Texans at NRG Stadium on November 27, 2016 in Houston, Texas. (Photo by Tim Warner/Getty Images)
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CARSON, CA – OCTOBER 22: Travis Benjamin #12 of the Los Angeles Chargers returns a punt for a touchdown to take a 7-0 lead over the Denver Broncos at StubHub Center on October 22, 2017 in Carson, California. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)
CARSON, CA – OCTOBER 22: Travis Benjamin #12 of the Los Angeles Chargers returns a punt for a touchdown to take a 7-0 lead over the Denver Broncos at StubHub Center on October 22, 2017 in Carson, California. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)

Chargers bold prediction: Travis Benjamin scores a touchdown

Benjamin is not a Chargers fan-favorite at the moment. He has been given an opportunity to be the number three wide receiver but has only two receptions for 12 yards to show for it. Benjamin has game-breaking speed, but his fear of contact, among other things, has kept him from making an impact in a game.

Knowing the Chargers’ coaching staff, he’s not going away soon, even if he keeps having quiet games. Dontrelle Inman, Geremy Davis, or practice squad member Andre Patton will have to work very hard to get on the field more often. Benjamin saw 48 percent of the snaps in Week 1, and 66 percent in the Chargers’ loss against the Lions.

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His snap count rose as a result of the team adjusting for Hunter Henry’s absence, and while newly-acquired tight end Lance Kendricks picks up the offense, the Chargers will keep rolling with three wide receiver sets more often than usual.

If he keeps seeing this much playtime, it’s only a matter of time before he burns a defender with his 4.36 seconds 40-yard dash speed and Philip Rivers finds him deep for a long touchdown.

The Chargers need to bounce back with a win this week. The bold predictions started the season well, but struck out last week. In order to bounce back as well, they will need bounce backs from Long, Tillery and Benjamin. Can everyone bounce back? Tune in to Sunday’s game to find out, and check out next week’s bold predictions article for the recap.

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