LA Chargers: Getting to know the Week 14 opponent, the Atlanta Falcons

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(Photo by Hannah Foslien/Getty Images) – LA Chargers
(Photo by Hannah Foslien/Getty Images) – LA Chargers /


Following one of the worst losses in franchise history, Justin Herbert and the Chargers offense gets a good matchup against a struggling Falcons defense. The one positive from last game is that it cannot get any worse.

I expect Herbert and the offense to have a lot more success this week and give them a chance to win this game. However, the Chargers defense has been inconsistent and their special teams has been the worst in the league this season.

Both of these teams have a history of inventing new ways to lose. Each team has a good offense and a below-average defense, which should make for an interesting game.

This game could go either way, but after a brutal 45-0 loss to the Patriots last week, it is hard to pick the Chargers to win any game from here on out. The Chargers will absolutely put on a better offensive performance than last week, but their defense will have their hands full in this matchup.

The Falcons have two superstar wide receivers in Julio Jones and Calvin Ridley. Matt Ryan has had a decent year and could have success against a struggling Chargers’ secondary.

Todd Gurley does not look like the same running back as he was with the Rams, but could change that narrative against a Chargers run defense who has allowed Damien Harris, Devin Singletary and Zack Moss to average at least five yards per carry in the last two games.

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This game has shootout potential that could go either way. With how poorly the Chargers have been playing recently, I’ll give the edge to the Falcons in this matchup.

LA Chargers 27, Falcons 30