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LA Chargers: Five keys to bouncing back against the Chiefs

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3. A good (passable) Storm Norton performance

Storm Norton had fans intrigued after a good performance in relief of Bryan Bulaga vs. Washington in Week 1. On 36 snaps, he allowed just one pressure and one sack going against primarily Chase Young. While it wasn't a great performance per se, it was very efficient.

In Week 2 however, Norton's mechanics and play got badly exposed. Nine allowed pressures were the most of his career. 17.6% of his pass blocking snaps resulted in heat coming towards quarterback Justin Herbert.

Brandon Staley has said that Norton will start at right tackle on Sunday despite his poor performance. Joe Lombardi echoed much of the same sentiment:

All Norton needs on Sunday is a passable performance against Kansas City's defensive front. To his credit. Norton had never allowed more than five pressures in an NFL game prior to last Sunday. It also wasn't the easiest situation considering there wasn't much tape to go off of when it came to linebacker Micah Parsons practically being used as an edge rusher.

If the former XFL tackle can just allow five pressures or fewer, the rest of the line has been playing at a high enough level for the Chargers to get by.