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PFF ReFocused, NFL Preseason Week 1: Arizona Cardinals 17, Los Angeles Chargers 13 - PFF Analysis Team
Rookie linebacker Drue Tranquill made his mark on the defensive side of the ball. He was able to make some nice stops, and he logged an impressive interception, backing up what we saw from him in college.

Passing out of heavy sets provides a competitive advantage for NFL offenses - Ben Linsey
During the 2018 regular season, there were 15,856 designed passing plays with three or more wide receivers on the field. Those plays averaged 6.05 yards — a figure that takes into account sacks and penalties unlike a number such as yards per pass attempt. There were 5,191 designed passing plays with two or fewer wide receivers on the field, and those plays averaged 6.95 yards. That’s nearly a full yard more per pass play with multiple tight ends and/or backs on the field.

A contrarian take on the Melvin Gordon/Ezekiel Elliott fantasy football situations - Daniel Kelley
But when it comes to ranking a guy based on the ephemeral chance of a holdout that we simply don’t have the power to handicap? I’m abstaining altogether. Elliott’s my No. 4 running back. Gordon’s my No. 6. That’s where they are, and that’s where they’ll stay.

Ranking every NFL position group from 1-32 - Mike Clay
1. Los Angeles Chargers: Los Angeles sports one of the league's best one-two punches at the position in the form of stud shadow/perimeter corner Casey Hayward and third-year slot Desmond King. Trevor Williams and Michael Davis have flashed at times and will compete for the other perimeter job. Versatile CB/S Jaylen Watkins is back from a torn ACL.

Predicting the NFL teams likeliest to decline: Barnwell picks five for 2019 - Bill Barnwell
Don't get me wrong: The Chargers would have been a good football team without the late-game heroics. They ranked third in overall DVOA and were the only team to place in the top 10 in both offensive and defensive DVOA. They were eighth in the latter category despite getting just seven games from star defensive end Joey Bosa and nine from influential linebacker Denzel Perryman. Tight end Hunter Henry missed the entire season.

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