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LA Chargers: The great, good and ugly from win over Denver Broncos

INGLEWOOD, CALIFORNIA - DECEMBER 27: Lloyd Cushenberry #79 of the Denver Broncos waits to snap the ball against the Los Angeles Chargers during the fourth quarter at SoFi Stadium on December 27, 2020 in Inglewood, California. (Photo by Joe Scarnici/Getty Images)
INGLEWOOD, CALIFORNIA - DECEMBER 27: Lloyd Cushenberry #79 of the Denver Broncos waits to snap the ball against the Los Angeles Chargers during the fourth quarter at SoFi Stadium on December 27, 2020 in Inglewood, California. (Photo by Joe Scarnici/Getty Images)
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(Photo by Sean M. Haffey/Getty Images) – LA Chargers
(Photo by Sean M. Haffey/Getty Images) – LA Chargers

The good from the LA Chargers’ win:

The overall defensive effort

Any game in which the defense only allows 16 points should be considered a good game, especially when the team was seriously lacking in depth on the defensive line due to injuries.

However, the Chargers’ defense did get some help in this one, keeping it from being a great game. Jerry Jeudy had a bad case of the drops in this game, even dropping a relatively easy touchdown pass from Drew Lock that led to the Broncos settling for three.

They did still struggle against the run but the defense buckled down when it needed to and that deserves credit.

The tight ends stepping up

Hunter Henry did not play in this game but you may not have known just based on the production that the Chargers got from the tight end position.

Donald Parham and Stephen Anderson stepped up and were really solid in the passing game. We have all been excitingly waiting for Parham to get a bigger role in the offense and he came up with two big grabs for a combined 47 yards.

Anderson was even better. He caught four of six targets for 48 yards and even ran over Pro Bowl safety Justin Simmons.

Michael Badgley

Michael Badgley made all of his kicks today and the Chargers won because of it. He has to keep it up. He probably should be cut anyway.

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