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LA Chargers: Five keys to an upset win over Josh Allen’s Bills

Alexander Insdorf
ORCHARD PARK, NY - SEPTEMBER 27: Josh Allen #17 of the Buffalo Bills celebrates his touchdown pass to Stefon Diggs #14 of the Buffalo Bills during the second half against the Los Angeles Rams at Bills Stadium on September 27, 2020 in Orchard Park, New York. Bills beat the Rams 35 to 32. (Photo by Timothy T Ludwig/Getty Images)
ORCHARD PARK, NY - SEPTEMBER 27: Josh Allen #17 of the Buffalo Bills celebrates his touchdown pass to Stefon Diggs #14 of the Buffalo Bills during the second half against the Los Angeles Rams at Bills Stadium on September 27, 2020 in Orchard Park, New York. Bills beat the Rams 35 to 32. (Photo by Timothy T Ludwig/Getty Images) /
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4. Containing Stefon Diggs

Well, this just got harder. Hayward is officially out on Sunday for the Chargers with his nagging groin injury. It stops a streak of 106 consecutive career starts for him.

How do you contain Stefon Diggs without your first cornerback? Beats me. The Chargers will have to get creative though, so let’s get creative.

Harris will be activated off of IR this week. He is a huge shot in the arm for the secondary since he can play outside coverage. John Brown is out for the game so that at least takes away some of Buffalo’s wide receiver depth.

Maybe doubling Diggs with Harris and Davis while Tevaughn Campbell covers Cole Beasley in the slot is the way to go? Even mentally going through the options here is kind of exhausting without Hayward in the mix.

Trying to figure out how to cover Stefon Diggs without Casey Hayward feels rearranging deck chairs on the titanic lol

— Alex Insdorf (@alexinsdorf99) November 27, 2020

I originally wrote “stop Stefon Diggs” here, but at this point, it’s just about containing him. Preventing Diggs from having the Randy Moss Thanksgiving Cowboys game would be a win for the secondary at this point.

The Chargers did use Jaylen Watkins on the outside after Hayward wasn’t available on the last drive. That at least gets some experienced safety type coverage on the outside. Maybe put him on Andre Roberts with Davis, Harris, or both getting Diggs? No easy answer here, folks.

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