The LA Chargers are off to a 1-0 start in the 2021 season and have their first home game of the season in Week 2 against the 0-1 Dallas Cowboys. Unfortunately, there is a good chance that the game will be mostly Cowboys fans.
Regardless, the Chargers have to be feeling good after they did not play their best football in Week 1 and still walked away with a pretty definitive victory over a tough Washington Football Team.
If the Bolts can take care of the Cowboys then they would have beaten the two best teams in the NFC East. If the Chargers are going to do so, they have to win three particular matchups.
3 matchups that will determine the Week 1 outcome of the LA Chargers vs. the Dallas Cowboys:
1. Joey Bosa vs. Terence Steele
The Cowboys better hope that Terence Steele has the best game of his young career on Sunday or Dak Prescott is going to be in for a long day. The team's starting right tackle, La'el Collins, won't be playing and the team is forced to face Joey Bosa with a backup tackle.
Bosa had a really solid game against Washington and while he only had one sack he was getting pressure on the quarterback throughout the game. Going up against a backup tackle, especially with the way Brandon Staley utilizes his edge rushers, is going to be scary for Dallas.
The Cowboys should know that Bosa is going to beat Steele and the important thing for them is how often they can limit it and how often they can get the ball out fast to avoid it being a problem altogether.
Charger fans just have to hope that the team cannot limit it as much as they would have hoped and cannot get open looks early, allowing Bosa to get pressure on Prescott and put them further back behind the chains.
This very well could be the best game of the season for Bosa as he is the key to slowing down this high-powered Dallas Cowboys offense.