The LA Chargers are coming off of a back-breaking loss to the Detroit Lions in Week 10 where 38 points were not enough to get the victory. With a 4-5 record in the crowded AFC, the Chargers cannot afford to drop to 4-6 with a loss to the Green Bay Packers.
On paper, the Chargers are the better team. Heck, the Bolts opened as favorites on the road against the 3-6 Packers, who have looked awful in recent weeks. Paper doesn't play football, though, and the Bolts are still going to have to go out and execute to beat Green Bay.
Executing the game plan might be tougher than initially expected, though. The already-banged-up Chargers are dealing with more substantial injuries ahead of Week 11 that might make Justin Herbert's job a lot harder at Lambeau Field.
Wednesday injury report spells disaster for Chargers offense
There are still multiple days until the Chargers have to make the flight out to Green Bay but this is not a great start to the practice week. The trio of Keenan Allen, Gerald Everett and Donald Parham not practicing should be very worrisome for Chargers fans.
If those three players do not suit up for the Bolts in Week 11 then Justin Herbert will be without his WR1, WR2, WR3, TE1, TE2 and his starting center. He will literally be without five of his six most important offensive weapons while he continues to navigate the offense without the glue that holds the O-line together at center.
Unfortunately, this has become a bit of a trend for Herbert over the last two years as the Bolts dealt with a wide array of wide receiver injuries last season too. If these injuries hold, Herbert's weapons will consist of Quentin Johnston, Jalen Guyton, Simi Fehoko, Keelan Doss, Stone Smartt and Nick Vannett. Austin Ekeler and Joshua Kelley will be at running back.
Green Bay might not have the most daunting defense but that is still a really hard group of guys to win with, especially when the Chargers have a defense that cannot hold up its end of the bargain most nights.
Thankfully, Keenan Allen was able to return to play in Week 10 after hurting his shoulder, so this may just be precautionary for him. Regardless of what happens, this is a storyline that Chargers fans must pay close attention to as the week carries along.
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