LA Chargers: Five players who need to improve to defeat the Chiefs

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(Photo by Manuel Velasquez/Getty Images) – LA Chargers
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LA Chargers that must improve: Michael Davis

Davis’ job on Sunday will be covering Tyreek Hill. In last year’s games, Hill had 61 yards vs. the Chargers. All of his yards came in Week 17 though. An early hamstring injury caused him to be questionable for the remainder of the game in Week 11.

The responsibility of covering Hill falls on Davis due to his 4.3 speed. No other Chargers’ defender really has that ability to keep up with him athletically. Hill had just five targets in the Week 17 game when he was healthy, the second-lowest amount in the 2019 season for him.

If the Chargers are able to contain Kansas City’s burner receiver as they did in 2019, their chances of winning certainly increase. Davis played relatively well against John Ross and Tee Higgins in Week 1, but will obviously need to take it to an even higher level considering the connection between Mahomes and Hill.

Hill was quiet against the Texans in Week 1 with just six targets, which leaves me with the feeling that he’s itching for a breakout game to get momentum going for the season. Davis and the rest of the secondary cannot let that happen.

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Taylor and Allen have to develop better chemistry on offense, particularly with less pre snap motioning of Allen. Davis and Jenkins are the keys to stopping Hill and Kelce. If Turner doesn’t have a better day at the office than St. Louis did, I pray for Taylor’s safety.