3 biggest concerns Chargers fans should have with Jaguars playoff matchup

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2. The pressure Jacksonville can generate on the edge

One of the biggest concerns if the LA Chargers were to play the Tennessee Titans would have been the team's ability to get pressure on the quarterback from the interior defensive line. Tennessee's stout defensive front not only disrupts quarterbacks but can stop the run game as well.

That has been a bigger problem for the Chargers than edge pressure, mostly because of Justin Herbert's elite pocket awareness and ability to step up in the pocket to make outside pressure miss. That doesn't mean it shouldn't be a concern, though, especially against this Jacksonville defense.

The hope is that Trey Pipkins is fully healthy and can help contain an edge-rushing tandem of Travon Walker and Josh Allen. While Pipkins has been really good this season, he is far from perfect and he absolutely could get beaten by those guys in key spots.

Jamaree Salyer is the one to really worry about in this particular matchup. While Salyer has stepped in nicely for Rashawn Slater, he has struggled the most with speed rusher as opposed to power rushers. Getting Salyer help on the left side of the line is imperative for this Chargers team.

We see every year in the playoffs that one of the big keys to success is getting pressure on the quarterback while only bringing four. The Jaguars certainly have the talent to do that and the Chargers are going to have to weather that storm.

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