Chargers game balls in Monday Night Football loss
Chargers edge defender continues stellar play
Since returning from injury, Ingram has taken his game to new heights. This is arguably the best three-game stretch of his career. In the last three games against the Green Bay Packers, Oakland Raiders and Chiefs he has totaled 4.5 sacks, eight quarterback hits, and 15 total tackles.
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He has been an absolute force and the team has really needed him to step up because the opposing offenses are almost constantly double-teaming Bosa these days.
Ingram was mic’d up for the game and the broadcast featured him several times. He was even shown telling Philip Rivers that he was going to “do something crazy”, well what he did was almost single-handedly keep the team in the game.
After the Chiefs scored their last touchdown, the defense led by Ingram really stepped up and gave the Chargers’ offense every opportunity to win the game.
.@chiefs v @Chargers and the #BoltUp defense lead by @MelvinIngram & @jbbigbear chased the #MVP all over Azteca Stadium getting 5 stops for the offense. Can’t ask much more from the D. #BaldysBreakdowns pic.twitter.com/BECrqHmwgV
— Brian Baldinger (@BaldyNFL) November 19, 2019
With that sack, Ingram actually passed Junior Seau on the Chargers list of all-time sacks. Ingram has brought back a lot of juice to the defense that it was sorely lacking without him.
The defense is rounding into form and could be getting back their two all-pro safeties after the bye. While it could be too little too late in regards to the playoffs, at least one unit on the Chargers should be fully healthy and playing up to its potential.
Right now, Ingram and Co. need to continue to show up as they have been if the Chargers want to stay in games and build positive habits for next season.