The LA Chargers came away with a gritty Week 6 win over the Denver Broncos in overtime that was helped by some key special teams' plays. Dustin Hopkins was the main hero of the game, drilling four field goals (including the overtime game-winner) despite playing on a bum kicking leg.
It may not have been pretty but a win is a win, especially against a division rival. This win propels the Chargers to 4-2 on the season, making the Bolts one of just four teams in the AFC to have four wins through six weeks this season.
Every game for the team, win or lose, presents an opportunity to improve and maximize the roster in the future. That was especially true in this game, as there were certain Chargers who pounded the table to get more playing time in the future.
Here are the 3 Chargers who have earned more playing time after Week 6:
1. Michael Davis
This is the obvious elephant in the room. J.C. Jackson was terrible in the first half against Denver and that was not anything new. Jackson has been really bad this year and as a result, Brandon Staley benched him in the second half in favor of Michael Davis.
The Chargers defense looked miles better in the second half with Jackson on the pine and Brandon Staley's comments after the game were not promising for the star cornerback. The team is not going to accept mediocrity, regardless of how much you are paid.
Granted, Staley and the Chargers are going to do everything they can to try and make Jackson work because they invested so much in him. But for the time being, if he continues to struggle, Davis is going to continue getting more and more playing time. This is a team that wants to win a Super Bowl and Staley has to play the best option in front of him.