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Chargers who earned more playing time after Week 6 win over Broncos

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2. Ja'Sir Taylor

This is also a ripple effect from the team potentially having less faith in J.C. Jackson moving forward, but also has to do with Ja'Sir Taylor's big play against the Broncos on special teams. Taylor had the most impactful play of the game when he made an extremely heads-up play of pushing the Broncos blocker into the return man to force a muffed punt in overtime that led to the Chargers' field goal.

That is the kind of heads-up play that you see a long-time special teams All-Pro like Matthew Slater make. For a rookie to make that kind of play in the biggest spot of the game in overtime on national television? That is special.

With the way the offense was struggling against this Denver defense, if Taylor does not make that play then the Chargers likely either lose or tie that game. Taylor outright won the game for the Chargers, which is worth more playing time.

The Bolts are not going to suddenly throw him out on defense on a big snap count to sink. But if they are playing Jackson less and want to utilize their depth more, we could see Staley reward Taylor for his strong special teams play with some more defensive snaps.

Taylor looked like the best of the rookie defensive backs in camp and the preseason so he already has a leg up when it comes to getting playing time. Despite that, though, he still has not played a single defensive snap this season.

That could change after Week 6.

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