We’re back for Week 5.
The snaps are highlighted by Joey Bosa playing a season-low 28 snaps (37%) against the Saints but he still managed to record his fourth sack of the season.
Go ahead and into the numbers for yourself and take a gander at at my thoughts and notes while you’re at it.
Let’s get to it.
- The offense was five Sam Tevi snaps away from having the entire starting offensive lineman playing 100% of the snaps for the first time since Week 1 against the Bengals. According to Anthony Lynn during his postgame presser, Tevi was poked in eye to begin overtime and backup Storm Norton had to play some of the final snaps of the game in his place.
- Behind Mike Williams and Jalen Guyton, K.J Hill played the most snaps of a wide receiver for the Chargers at 49%. Tyron Johnson had just five on the evening.
- Donald Parham played a career-high seven snaps and received a lone target on the night in a similar fashion to his touchdown catch against the Bucs.
- With Austin Ekeler out, Justin Jackson out-snapped Joshua Kelley 42-25 against the Saints.
- Hunter Henry only missed missed four snaps on Monday night. His 94% of snaps played was a season high.
- Kenneth Murray, Rayshawn Jenkins, and Nasir Adderley played 100% of the defensive snaps. The latter two aren’t surprising with the lack depth at the position, but Murray not taking a snap off signifies a step forward in how much the team trusts him, or needs him, this early in his rookie season.
- Jerry Tillery played the most snaps out of all the defensive linemen at 78% with Linval Joseph right behind him at 75%. The defensive front is missing both Justin Jones and Melvin Ingram as the former are playing many more snaps than they did in weeks one and two.
- With Bosa on a snap count, Isaac Rochell got the start and played 74% of his snaps. Emeke Egbule played a third of the snaps which is by far the most he’s played this season after being one of the fixtures on special teams. Same goes for Cortez Broughton who played a season-high 22%.
- It’s actually quite odd to see Nick Vigil, who was signed for a decent amount of money this offseason, be relegated to playing almost solely on special teams. After playing all the snaps in the absence of Drue Tranquill in Week 1, he’s barely seen the field over the past month.
- All the usual suspects here.
- Curse the kicking game!