3 potential trap games for the LA Chargers this season

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2. Week 13 at the Atlanta Falcons

The Falcons have been mercilessly criticized for last month's draft, but make no mistake about it—they are a playoff-hopeful team with a very talented roster and coaching staff.

The addition of Kirk Cousins alone puts them in a prime position to win the NFC South. Captain Kirk has a score to settle with the Chargers for that Week 3 contest this past season, and he and Justin Herbert battled it out in an offensive showcase.

The Bolts came away with the 28-24 victory, but it took a perfect effort by #10 and a game-winning end zone interception to get it done.

Raheem Morris, at the head coaching and defensive helm, is not to be underestimated. Neither is Zac Robinson (the former Sean McVay protégé) heading the Falcons offense this year.

On top of two very underrated coaches, the Dirty Birds also have two very good running backs in Bijan Robinson and Tyler Allgeier, a stout offensive line led by Jake Matthews and Chris Lindstrom, and an improving defense that features the likes of Grady Jarrett, AJ Terrell, Jessie Bates III, and Clark Phillips III; Jessie Bates being one of the most effective ballhawks in the league.

This Falcons game in Week 13 is sandwiched right smack in the middle of a five-game stretch where the Bolts will play the Bengals, Ravens, Chiefs, and Buccaneers. It could not look any more like a trap game.