(Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports) – LA Chargers
3. The LA Chargers have their first two-interception game of the season
The LA Chargers have not been able to force turnovers this season. The team has a grand total of two interceptions on the year and two fumble recoveries, one of which was on the kick-off. Quite frankly, the Bolts have gotten a tad lucky with the turnovers that they have forced.
The two fumbles were a freak Joe Mixon fumble and a rare kick-return fumble. Both times the Chargers hit it out and recovered, but it was not the case of someone making a big punch on the ball.
Melvin Ingram capitalized on a Joe Burrow mistake for the first interception of the season and Michael Davis has the best takeaway of the season with a pick-six off of Tom Brady where he jumped the route beautifully.
To be fair to the Chargers, they haven’t played quarterbacks who turn the ball over often. Burrow has a 1.7 interception percentage, Patrick Mahomes 0.4%, Teddy Bridgewater 2.3%, Brady 1.5%, Brees 1.4%, Minshew 1.9% (with 1.3% last season).
The Chargers are finally playing a quarterback who is susceptible for letting it fly and throwing the occasional interception. Drew Lock already has four interceptions this season despite missing time and has a 3.9% interception rate this season.
I expect the Chargers to have their first two-interception game of the season against Lock, one being on a mistake where he overthrows/underthrows a receiver straight to a Chargers defender and another where pressure gets to him, causing the interception to happen.