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LA Chargers: 3 important keys to defeating the Dallas Cowboys in Week 2

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3. The LA Chargers need to dominate the time of possession as they did in Week 1

While the LA Chargers only scored 20 points, the offense looked extremely impressive because of its ability to drive down the field and put together long plays. The Chargers had five drives with 10 or more plays in Week 1. Last year, the team had 40 drives in the entire season with 10 or more plays.

The Chargers are on pace to more than double last year's number. That is a great sign and it is the identity that the team wants to build on the offensive side of the football.

It is important that the Bolts buy into that mantra in this game as well. While there will be the chances to take the top off the defense for a highlight touchdown, the team should be focusing on time of possession.

This is the best way to get the Dallas Cowboys' offense out of rhythm. This is an offense that is without its right tackle and its third-best receiver. This is an offense that is going to have to figure things out as it goes along in this game and the Chargers must prevent that from happening.

Not only does it disrupt Dallas' offense but it keeps the defense fresh and allows the team to withstand the fourth quarter, something the Tampa Bay defense was not able to do in the first game of the game.

Tampa Bay ran the ball extremely poorly in Week 1 despite scoring so many points. The Chargers can definitely have a better showing in the run department, which will only help in this regard.

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This does not have to be a 41-38 shootout that is like the Kansas City Chiefs-Los Angeles Rams game from 2019. This can be a methodical game where the Chargers slowly suck the life out of the Cowboys. That is probably the best route.