LA Chargers: The most surprising snap counts from Week 3 win over Chiefs

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Justin Jackson: 7 snaps (11%)

While Justin Jackson was on the field for half of the LA Chargers special teams plays on Sunday, it was surprising to see him get as little snaps as he did in this one. It was widely assumed heading into the season that Jackson was the backup running back behind Austin Ekeler and now the water is murky.

Jackson was hurt in Week 1 which opened the door for Larry Rountree to get some snaps and he looked pretty good in the chances that he did get. Jackson was back in the saddle in Week 2 and got more snaps than Rountree, seemingly cementing his place as the RB2.

That was not the case in Week 3 and it now appears that the Chargers will rotate between Rountree and Jackson depending on the matchup and who is hot. It is not even a huge thing, either, as the Chargers are really leaning into the passing game and are not running the ball as much as before.

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Jackson only got seven snaps in this game and in those seven snaps he ran the ball just two times for zero yards. He did not make a reception in the game, either.

Rountree recorded more snaps but not by much. He played 11 offensive snaps with four carries for three yards.