Here are this week’s snap counts from the Chargers recent loss to the Bills.
There aren’t a ton of surprises when it came to the offensive side of the ball, and that can also be said for most of the defense.
Not much else to say other than that, so let’s get into it.
- Austin Ekeler played 60 snaps on Sunday. While this was only 72% of the team’s total offensive snaps, it’s still a career-high for RB1 and it’s almost a bit worrisome as he is just returning from a hamstring that forced him to miss the last seven games. However, he still played like the Ekeler we’ve all come to expect and that’s a small win for the Chargers this week.
- Although they all played pretty poorly, this was one of the lone games of the season where all five offensive linemen who started the game played 100% of the team’s snaps. It would have been even nicer if Bryan Bulaga was able to play instead of Trey Pipkins, but this is the type of health you love to see.
- Scott Quessenberry got into the game for a lone snap when the Chargers came out in a heavy set, so at least we know who the next guy in is when the Bolts want that extra load of beef on the field.
- With no Melvin Ingram or Uchenna Nwosu, Joey Bosa shifted to LEO and Jerry Tillery played the majority of his snaps at the base end role. Both of them played the same amount of snaps against the Bills (85%).
- In his first game back, Chris Harris Jr. barely came off the field as he played all but one of the defense’s snaps. That’s a good sign for his health.
- Tevaughn Campbell played a career-high 95% of the snaps on Sunday in place of Casey Hayward opposite of Michael Davis. He had a very rough outing, allowing all four of his targets to be completed for 87 yards and a touchdown.
- It’s looks like Nick Vigil has continued to earn himself more playing time. He registered 66% of the snaps played and forced a fumble during the fourth quarter. I don’t know what it is about the former Bengal, but when he’s on the field, good things tend to happen.
- I don’t know how I missed Breiden Fehoko’s seven snaps logged on Sunday. He registered two total pressures on those snaps, good enough to tie with Linval Joseph for second-most on the team.
- Michael Badgley missed another extra point attempt on Sunday. That brings his miss total to eight, with five missed field goals and three PATs. Don’t be surprised to see some shakeup with the specialists as the Chargers did bring in a handful of players at kicker, punter, and long snapper last week.
- Overall, we know how much this group needs to improve. On coverage, blocking, everything.