Chargers Bounce Back in Week 2
“Last week we took a L, but this week we bounce back!” The Los Angeles Chargers bounce back in Week 2 victory vs the Buffalo Bills. The young stars of the Chargers defense shined. The future is bright in Los Angeles with career milestones from multiple players. With a perfect performance form Old Man Rivers and an consist run game, the Chargers find themself with their first win of the season.
The Chargers defensive draft picks of 2018 showed true talent earning key milestones of their young career. The whole defense was on point on Sunday creating turnovers, which they had none last week, with 2 INT and 5 sacks. Derwin James, who leads the team with 2 sacks, got one sack coming off a corner blitz which rookie QB Josh Allen didn't see coming. Another rookie that made an impact was LB/S Kyzir White with his first career INT on Josh Allen underthrown ball late in the 4th quarter. Rookie LB Uchenna Nwosu also had his first career sack in the first drive setting the tone for the rest of the game.
Accuracy was Philip Rivers middle name on Sunday completing 23 out of 27 passes for 256 yards 3 TD with 0 INT 143.2 QBR . One touchdown was to sophomore receiver Mike Williams, which was first in his career, in double coverage in the back of the end-zone early in the 1st quarter. Despite no receiver getting no more than 100 yards, Rivers found his running back Melvin Gordon for not one but two receiving TD. While Gordon was receiving the ball Austin Ekeler took care of the workload with 11 rushes for 77 yards compared to Melvin Gordon's 9 rushes for 28 yards and a TD.
Overall the Chargers played like a Super Bowl contender team. Offense, defense and no special teams miscuses the Chargers were close to perfect.The same energy needs to come next week when they play the stacked LA Rams in the colosseum. It's a tough matchup for the Chargers but if they want to end a 4 year playoff drought they have to prove to the NFL and themselves that they can compete on a elite level against elite teams.