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LA Chargers: 3 Pittsburgh Steelers to exploit for a Week 11 victory

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Myles Garrett, Dan Moore Jr.
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3. Dan Moore Jr.

Despite the loss, the defensive line played really well against the Minnesota Vikings in Week 10. The defensive line was able to get pressure to the quarterback and kept Dalvin Cook from torching them in the running game.

As mentioned, the defensive line is dealing with serious issues as Justin Jones might be the only starter that suits up at defensive tackle while Joey Bosa could miss the game after being a close contract.

Uchenna Nwosu and Kyler Fackrell have not been affected by this and that tandem, particularly Nwosu, has to take advantage of the Steelers' left tackle, Dan Moore Jr. Nwosu is coming off of one of the best games of his career and this could be a big launching point for the young edge rusher.

He needs it as well as he is in a contract year and has not yet proven that he deserves a new deal from the Bolts next offseason. However, that can change with a strong second half and he can parlay his performance from last week into a good game this week as well.

Moore has not been good this season. The Steelers left tackle has played 391 pass-blocking snaps thus far this season and has allowed 25 pressures with four sacks. Those are not great numbers.

Nwosu came up against a promising rookie in Christian Darrisaw (who we all thought would end up in LA in the draft) and showed him the ropes by having a great game. Moore is also a rookie, albeit with a much lower ceiling than Darrisaw as a fourth-round pick.

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Nwosu has to take advantage and get pressure on the quarterback, especially considering he might be the team's best option.

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