PFF Grade: 59.4 overall, 56.2 run defense, 62.3 pass rush
Stats: Four solo tackles, no sacks, one forced fumble, three stops, seven hurries, eight total pressures
PFF Grade: 43.8 overall, 51.5 run defense, 50.6 pass rush
Stats: Two solo tackles, 0.5 sacks, one stop, two hurries, three total pressures
Not only did the Chargers not take a tackle, they also took a defensive tackle who is struggling thus far.
Now, struggling right now is fine. The Chargers took Tillery to get after guys like Patrick Mahomes and Tom Brady, the former of which they won’t face until mid-November. It’s just hard to get excited about someone who looks beaten on nearly every snap, playing between Bosa and Ingram of all people. Numbers don’t usually pop for defensive tackles, but his totals so far are disappointin nonetheless.
PFF Grade: 62.6 overall, 61.2 run defense, 63.9 pass rush
Stats: Eight solo tackles, one sack, six stops, three hurries, five total pressures
Mebane has the highest overall, run defense, and pass rush grade of all the main interior defensive linemen with the Chargers thus far. Though it may not be worth the contract he’s earning, the Chargers are at least not suffering with him out there.