The Chargers host the Broncos for their first AFC West battle of the season. How can the team avoid a loss to their division rival?
The Chargers finally get a game against an AFC West rival, this time hosting the Denver Broncos. At 0-4, Vic Fangio and his team are looking for any kind of hope this season.
Let’s not give it to them this week: Here are three keys to victory in Week 5.
Chargers key to victory No. 3: More creative pass rush opportunities
The Chargers will be without Melvin Ingram, but that doesn’t mean the pass rush has to suffer too much because of it.
Last week, Desmond King was called upon to rush Josh Rosen multiple times, picking up a sensational 2.5 sacks and one forced fumble with his efforts. Though Derwin James is more known to occupy a similar role as a pass rusher, King is just as capable and has shown to be a game-wrecker.
How about some Jerry Tillery? It hasn’t been all great rushing from the inside, as the rookie has picked up just three pressures and half a sack in four games. It’s not to say he should be converted to defensive end, but maybe a few switches throughout the game could benefit him. So far, he’s struggled, but maybe moving him around can get him fired up. Or, maybe it’s just too much right now for the young player?
Uchenna Nwosu is best suited to take Ingram’s role as a pass rusher, and fans can expect to see him rush either with his hand in the dirt or standing up. Nwosu has not been given extensive snaps thus far, and has only been given 37 pass rush snaps in 2019. Let’s see if he can add a few more this week.