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Los Angeles Chargers week 2 snap counts

Who played and how often vs the Cowboys

NFL: Dallas Cowboys at Los Angeles Chargers Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

The Los Angeles Chargers lost their home opener, and first game in their new home in front of fans, to the Dallas Cowboys yesterday. So, lets take a look at who was on the field to contribute in the losing effort.


snap counts for offense week 2

All 5 of the offensive line starters fort he Los Angeles Chargers this week played 100% of the snaps. The continuity there is nice, but the level of play from Storm Norton specifically leaves a lot to be desired.

At RB the snaps shifted slightly heavier towards Austin Ekeler this week, 63% vs 58% last week, and we also saw Justin Jackson and Larry Rountree flip the RB2 and RB3 workload, with Justin Jackson receiving RB2 snaps this week


snap counts for defense week 2

After Jerry Tillery played 76% of the snaps last week, which we all thought was too much, he was on the field for 85% of the game yesterday. He did contribute much more this week however, turning that large share of snaps into 7 tackles, which ties for 2nd on the team, and a half sack.

Asante Samuel Jr jumped up from 85% of the snaps to 97% with Chris Harris being out with an injury, and he definitely made the most of it. The rookie put together 4 tackles, an interception, and 3 passes defended. He was matched up on Amari Cooper for most of the game and held him to 3 catches on 5 targets for only 24 yards.

Drue Tranquill needs more playing time. With only 11 snaps he had 3 tackles including a TFL. Kenneth Murray had 49 snaps and came away with 7 tackles and a TFL but had multiple missed tackles including one that almost resulted in the Cowboys crazy last second end of half play working.

Special Teams

special teams snap counts for week 2

Special teams has no real surprises. Other than JK Hill only having one snap since the Chargers were only able to force a single punt vs the Cowboys high powered offense.