The LA Chargers head out of the bye into a promising showdown against the Jacksonville Jaguars.
The LA Chargers had their bye week earlier than expected this season after the NFL shuffled the schedule around due to several games having to be postponed. Instead of a Week 10 bye week the Chargers got a much-needed week off this past Sunday in Week 6.
While the Chargers may not have been in action, we still learned a decent amount about the team’s matchup next week against the Jackonsville Jaguars. The Jaguars lost pretty handidly to the Detroit Lions and in the process, taught us (or solidified to us) 3 things that will be important in the Week 7 matchup.
1. The LA Chargers should run the ball all over the Jaguars
Even without Austin Ekeler the LA Chargers should be able to run the ball down the Jaguars’ throat. The Jaguars are one of the worst teams in the league in defending the run and proved that in Week 6 against a running back core that really is not that fantastic.
The Detroit Lions ran the ball 39 times for 180 yards. That 4.6 yards per carry average is something that the Chargers, who are one of the most run-heavy teams in the league, should be salivating over.
It is not like the Lions have the best running back core, either, giving hope to the Bolts without Ekeler. D’Andre Swift, Adrian Peterson and Kerryon Johnson is definitely not a trio that will blow your socks off and if they can run that well against the Jags then the Chargers should have no problem.
The Jaguars allow the seventh-most rushing yards per game this season, marking the third team in the bottom eight that the Chargers have faced in this young season.