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LA Chargers: Getting to know the New Orleans Saints

NEW ORLEANS, LOUISIANA - DECEMBER 16: Drew Brees #9 of the New Orleans Saints throws the ball against the Indianapolis Colts during a game at the Mercedes Benz Superdome on December 16, 2019 in New Orleans, Louisiana. (Photo by Jonathan Bachman/Getty Images)
NEW ORLEANS, LOUISIANA - DECEMBER 16: Drew Brees #9 of the New Orleans Saints throws the ball against the Indianapolis Colts during a game at the Mercedes Benz Superdome on December 16, 2019 in New Orleans, Louisiana. (Photo by Jonathan Bachman/Getty Images)
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(Photo by Harry How/Getty Images) – LA Chargers
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Prediction

After watching Brady have so much success last week, this seems to be another tough matchup for the Chargers defense. Brady targeted his running backs 13 times last week and Alvin Kamara could see more than that by himself.

While the LA Chargers did get lucky with a few drops from Bucs running backs, Kamara is one of the best receiving backs in the NFL and is a very explosive player.

If the Chargers defense plays Kamara like they played the Bucs running backs last week, he will have a monster game. Even if Michael Thomas is available for this matchup, Kamara should be the Chargers’ main focus on defense and they need to limit his playmaking abilities.

The offensive line surprisingly did pretty well against the Buccaneers pass rush last week. If Bryan Bulaga and Trai Turner are available this week, then Herbert will have the opportunity to put on another impressive performance.

This game will probably not be as high scoring as last week, but both offenses have the ability to put points on the board in a hurry. This is not a must-win for the Chargers but gaining momentum heading into the easiest stretch of their schedule will be a big confidence boost for Justin Herbert and the Chargers going forward.

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The offense looked great last week aside from a couple of costly turnovers and Herbert has improved and impressed week after week. If Herbert gets the start in this one, the Chargers could pick up their second win of the season.

LA Chargers 28, New Orleans Saints 24

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