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Lessons from Chargers Week 3 home loss to Texans

CARSON, CALIFORNIA - SEPTEMBER 22: Wide receiver Kenny Stills #12 of the Houston Texans and defensive back Roderic Teamer #36 of the Los Angeles Chargers fall after a pass play at Dignity Health Sports Park on September 22, 2019 in Carson, California. (Photo by Meg Oliphant/Getty Images)
CARSON, CALIFORNIA - SEPTEMBER 22: Wide receiver Kenny Stills #12 of the Houston Texans and defensive back Roderic Teamer #36 of the Los Angeles Chargers fall after a pass play at Dignity Health Sports Park on September 22, 2019 in Carson, California. (Photo by Meg Oliphant/Getty Images)
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CARSON, CALIFORNIA – SEPTEMBER 22: Cornerback Casey Hayward #26 of the Los Angeles Chargers runs onto the field in the fourth quarter against the Houston Texans at Dignity Health Sports Park on September 22, 2019, in Carson, California. (Photo by Meg Oliphant/Getty Images)
CARSON, CALIFORNIA – SEPTEMBER 22: Cornerback Casey Hayward #26 of the Los Angeles Chargers runs onto the field in the fourth quarter against the Houston Texans at Dignity Health Sports Park on September 22, 2019, in Carson, California. (Photo by Meg Oliphant/Getty Images)

 Final Thoughts

  • The Chargers are 1-2, and that’s that. They have looked good in certain moments and horrible in others. The Bolts are in need of a full 60-minute, four-quarter game from everyone on the field. The Kansas City Chiefs haven’t lost a step and have shot out to a 3-0 start, leaving the Chargers two games behind. With a favorable schedule for a few weeks, the Chargers need to take advantage of this and get into a groove as guys like James and Phillips work on getting healthier.
  • The defense needs a complete game, can’t win playing well in only certain areas. Playmakers have stepped up and hopefully, the rookies get a chance to make an impact.
  • The offense needs to maintain a balance and keep its foot on the gas in the second half.
  •  Allen is a top wide receiver in the league and has been the Chargers’ MVP thus far.
  • The offensive line is good in the run game and poor in pass protection. Penalties have proved costly on several occasions.
  • Injuries are awful, but can’t do anything about it until guys get healthy.

The Chargers will head to Miami on Sunday to take on the winless Dolphins. This game is a good chance to see if rookies (specifically Jerry Tillery, Adderley and Tranquill) will get a chance to get some meaningful time and get more acclimated to the game speed. The Chargers are 16.5-point favorites, but we’ll see if they can take care of business like they should.

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