Defensive line: Advantage, LA Chargers
The LA Chargers are getting their defensive line back to full strength in this game and we are going to see a game similar to the first game of the season against the Cincinnati Bengals. Melvin Ingram and Justin Jones are returning and Joey Bosa got a week to rest and get healthy.
The Jaguars have some exciting pieces, such as Josh Allen, but cannot keep up with what the Chargers have to offer on the defensive line.
Linebackers: Advantage, Jacksonville Jaguars
Denzel Perryman is playing better than anyone expected and Kenneth Murray has shown some promising signs in the run defense. However, the linebacker have really struggled in pass coverage this season and the Jaguars have the best linebacker on the field in this game.
Myles Jack is the best linebacker on the field and it is not even close and Joe Schobert is not a terrible offering at MIKE.
Cornerbacks: Advantage, LA Chargers
The LA Chargers’ secondary has not been as good as expected. Casey Hayward has not been his usual self and Chris Harris getting hurt has really hurt the team at slot corner. However, the Jaguars have far from a great cornerback group themselves and it is the potential of the Bolts that gets them the edge.
There is a chance that both secondaries struggle in this game but I like the Chargers’ chances of having a good game far more than the Jaguars’ chances.
Safeties: Advantage, LA Chargers
Again, neither unit is particularly impressive as Nasir Adderley and Rayshawn Jenkins have been very disappointing thus far this season. But, they do have far more potential than Josh Jones and Jarrod Wilson.
Regardless, I think there is a fairly high chance that we get a high-scoring affair in this one. The LA Chargers should be able to pick apart this Jacksonville defense and I would not be shocked to see the Jags get 21 points or so on the board.