Offensive line and running backs
Since I just mentioned Herbert getting consistently pressured throughout the game, we may as well talk about the offensive line. The line gave up 23 pressures today, which is especially bad when considering the opponent. The Jets were 21st in the league with a 41% pass rush win rate coming into this game.
Forrest Lamp led the way by allowing seven pressures himself. It was unfortunate to see a little bit of regression in this game after the offensive line had been playing fairly well. They were also doing really well when it came to run blocking in previous weeks, but there were no holes opening up at all against New York. The Chargers had 29 yards on 26 carries, which is why they threw 49 times.
Frankly, the Chargers’ offensive line is lucky that Herbert can move around. If Philip Rivers was back there yesterday, the Jets might’ve doubled the three sacks they had.
I just told you the Chargers had 29 yards on 26 carries. Kalen Ballage got hurt unfortunately and just wasn’t the same in this game. That’s all I got for you. It was a lackluster day for each running back in the game, especially Joshua Kelley.
Offensive Line: C+
Running Backs: D-