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3 Chargers who were surprisingly impressive in Week 9 win over Falcons

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2. Michael Davis

Michael Davis went from being out of the starting lineup for the Chargers and not really fitting well in this defense to playing a prominent role with J.C. Jackson's injury. And while we have seen Davis play better in the past, Davis has exceeded expectations in the chances he has gotten this season.

Davis's stock was at an all-time low entering camp as it simply did not seem like he was going to work in Brandon Staley's defense. However, his value started to rise with good showings and now there are not the same questions that were around Davis before the year.

Luckily for the Chargers, Asante Samuel has really stepped up this season and has taken some pressure off of Davis, which has had an impact on his production. When he is not tasked with being the best corner on the team he has played quite well, although not perfectly.

Week 9 was a good showing for Davis, who was targeted nine times by Marcus Mariota but only allowed three receptions with a pass breakup. He may not have been coming up against the most dynamic receivers or quarterback but he did all he needed to do to be successful.

Next week will be a challenge against Deebo Samuel and it will be interesting to see how the Chargers try and handle Samuel and who they put on him. Then, after that, Davis and the Chargers take on the Kansas City Chiefs, who certainly will test the team's secondary.

If Davis can stack good games on top of each other, especially against these opponents, then cutting him and freeing up cap space might not be as easy of a decision in the offseason.

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