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LA Chargers: 3 interesting statistics about the 2020 Bolts

LAS VEGAS, NEVADA - DECEMBER 17: Head coach Anthony Lynn of the Los Angeles Chargers watches from the sidelines during the NFL game against the Las Vegas Raiders at Allegiant Stadium on December 17, 2020 in Las Vegas, Nevada. The Chargers defeated the Raiders in overtime 30-27. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)
LAS VEGAS, NEVADA - DECEMBER 17: Head coach Anthony Lynn of the Los Angeles Chargers watches from the sidelines during the NFL game against the Las Vegas Raiders at Allegiant Stadium on December 17, 2020 in Las Vegas, Nevada. The Chargers defeated the Raiders in overtime 30-27. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)
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(Photo by Harry How/Getty Images) – LA Chargers
(Photo by Harry How/Getty Images) – LA Chargers

The LA Chargers have one of the worst starting field position averages

Special teams have been a problem for the LA Chargers all season long. Mainly the punting and field goal units have been put on blast, but this stat shocked me as I didn’t realize how bad the Chargers’ starting field position actually was.

The Chargers have had 3 blocked punts, and Michael Badgley has missed plenty of field goals this season. These two things really have highlighted the special teams, but starting field position for both the Chargers and the teams they play against has been swept under the rug.

The Chargers on offense average a starting field position of being on their own 26.1-yard line, which ranks 30th and almost dead last in the league. On the other side, it’s the same story. Teams playing against the Chargers average a starting field position of being on their own 32.7-yard line which also ranks 30th in the NFL.

Anthony Lynn has recently tried to fix this problem during the season, but this problem will heavily need to be fixed during the offseason. More coaching changes this season will for sure help the position but getting a couple of low-priced special teamers wouldn’t hurt this team.

Letting Adrian Phillips go sucked a lot, but hopefully adding some players and Drue Tranquill returning could make this special teams better.

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