The Los Angeles Chargers are taking successful this weekend as they give the impression of being to get into the win column for the primary time this season.
Star operating again Austin Ekeler has been dominated out with an ankle harm he suffered on Sunday.
The back-to-back touchdowns chief didn’t follow all week, foreshadowing his standing for this weekend.
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Ekeler’s presence will certainly be missed, as he picked up proper the place he left off final season within the Chargers’ season opener in opposition to the Miami Dolphins. He ran for 117 yards and a landing whereas additionally catching 4 passes for 47 yards.
The 28-year-old led the NFL with 18 touchdowns (13 speeding, 5 receiving) final yr, setting career-highs in speeding yards (915), receptions (107), and receiving yards (722). In 2021, his 20 touchdowns (12 speeding, eight by means of the air) additionally led the league.
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Joshua Kelley will slide into the highest spot.
“It’s an awesome problem. It’s thrilling, as a result of as a competitor, particularly somebody who’s part of the run recreation, since you get to see what it’s about,” Kelley mentioned earlier this week. “It’s going to be thrilling, as a result of whenever you get your alternatives, you’ve got to take advantage of it.”
L.A. nonetheless has Justin Herbert, Keenan Allen and Mike Williams, and in addition drafted Quentin Johnston out of TCU within the first-round. Johnston figures to at some point be an enormous playmaker for Herbert.
The Chargers dropped their Week 1 matchup to the Dolphins, 36-34, however their protection may have much less of a problem in dealing with the Tennessee Titans, who misplaced 16-15 to the New Orleans Saints. Nevertheless, Tennessee did have the NFL’s prime speeding protection final yr.
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Los Angeles wish to keep away from their first 0-2 begin since 2017.
The Related Press contributed to this report.