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Chargers game ball in Week 8 win over Packers

CARSON, CALIFORNIA - NOVEMBER 03: Philip Rivers #17 of the Los Angeles Chargers makes a call at the line of scrimmage during the first half of a game against the Green Bay Packers at Dignity Health Sports Park on November 03, 2019 in Carson, California. (Photo by Sean M. Haffey/Getty Images)
CARSON, CALIFORNIA - NOVEMBER 03: Philip Rivers #17 of the Los Angeles Chargers makes a call at the line of scrimmage during the first half of a game against the Green Bay Packers at Dignity Health Sports Park on November 03, 2019 in Carson, California. (Photo by Sean M. Haffey/Getty Images)
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The Los Angeles Chargers rolled to a 26-11 victory over the Green Bay Packers. The team was so dominant that the game ball was almost too close to pick.

Heading into Sunday, the Chargers were a disappointing 3-5 and the Packers were 7-1. If everyone knew beforehand that this game was going to be a blowout, it’s safe to say most people would have assumed the Packers would have been victorious.

Then the Chargers came out and dominated every single aspect of the game. Really the only thing that went the Packers way was the penalty by Rayshawn Jenkins that extended their third offensive drive, which ended in a punt after Joey Bosa forced an errant throw by Aaron Rodgers.

There were a lot of Chargers players who could have gotten a game ball for this week: Mike Williams registered his first 100-yard game as a pro, Melvin Gordon had his best game of the season, Casey Hayward had quite a revenge game against the Packers allowing ZERO receptions, Drue Tranquill and Derek Watt dominated yet again on special teams.

That being said the Chargers who will be getting game balls for this game are: new offensive coordinator Shane Steichen, the offensive line and the combination of Bosa and Melvin Ingram.

This Chargers’ victory was the most dominant game they have played in a long time. The last time they blew a team out in this fashion was last season in Cleveland when they thumped the Browns 38-14.

In similar fashion to that game, the Chargers were able to frustrate the quarterback and dominate in the running game. Both games featured multiple big passing plays to a Williams receiver, this time it was Mike instead of Tyrell.

What was different this Sunday was the special teams’ dominance. Michael “Money Badger” Badgley returned from injury and was nearly perfect in the kicking game and rookie special teams ace Tranquill blocked a punt, which set up the Chargers for their first touchdown of the day.

To find a game where all three Chargers’ phases were this dominant you probably would have to go all the way back to when Darren Sproles was returning kicks in San Diego. It truly cannot be said enough just how dominant the Chargers were on Sunday.

got the dub ? pic.twitter.com/4UWxKYkO2B

— Los Angeles Chargers (@Chargers) November 4, 2019

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