3. Returning players are right around the corner for the Chargers
The Chargers are the most injured team in the entire NFL and it is not even close. Los Angeles has been hurt in just about every area and it is obviously hampering how good this football team can be.
In Week 10, Justin Herbert went into the game without his WR1, WR2, WR4, TE2, RB2, starting left tackle and starting right tackle. During the game he also lost his TE1, meaning that his best weapons outside of Austin Ekeler in the passing game was his third-best receiver and third-string tight end.
The team is obviously not going to put up big offensive numbers when that is what they are dealing with. Defensively, the Chargers were without J.C. Jackson, Joey Bosa and Austin Johnson. During the game, the team lost two more interior defensive linemen in Christian Covington and Otito Ogbonnia. They just waived Jerry Tillery this week.
As mentioned, not all of these players are going to return but the Chargers should be getting serious reinforcements in the coming 2-3 games. The likes of Keenan Allen, Mike Williams, Joshua Kelley and Joey Bosa will all be returning in the next 2-3 weeks (if all goes as planned). Gerald Everett's injury did not appear to be too serious and Donald Parham could return before the New Year.
Of course, all this is assuming that the Bolts don't suffer even more injuries before then. However, the team is getting back some significantly important players and that should help them gain momentum toward a playoff push.