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.
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
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 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.