After one preseason contest, I’d say the Chargers already passed some early tests.
The offense, without Justin Herbert and the rest of the starters, managed to score a touchdown and control the clock enough to win a close one over the Rams on Saturday night. The defense provided the game’s only turnover and had themselves a handful of impact plays, as well.
Special teams were...well, they were better on kick coverages but they somehow still managed to blow several punt coverages and were even caught with 12 men on the field at one point. The improvements were noted and appreciated but the lows of the night were not much different from the egregious mistakes that littered the 2020 campaign.
Overall, a winning performance is just that. Sometimes it’s uglier than you want but the Bolts did exactly what they needed to come out on top in this one.
After one preseason game, I want to hear how confident everyone is feeling with this team. Go ahead and vote in the poll below and if there’s anything else you feel like sharing, go ahead and hit the comments section.
How confident are you in the Chargers after their preseason win over the Rams?
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And now for today’s links.
Check out the top photos from the win over the Rams (Chargers.com)
Five players who stood out against the Rams (Chargers.com)
Four players on the bubble that helped themselves against the Rams (Chargers Wire)
Three players who disappointed against the Rams (Bolt Beat)
Make sure to avoid these players during your fantasy draft this year (ESPN)
Jordan Love may be sidelined this week (ESPN)
Winners and Losers from week one of the preseason (CBS Sports)
Dak Prescott is expected to practice on a limited basis this week (NFL.com)
Trevor Lawrence was poised and comfortable in his debut (NFL.com)
The NFL unveiled the first names among their Top 100 of 2021 (Bleacher Report)