The Los Angeles Chargers were able to string two wins in a row for the first time since weeks 4 and 5. It was a major win for the Chargers that allowed them to keep up with the Kansas City Chiefs and give them a chance to take charge of AFC West on Thursday night.
The other reason this was such an important win is the fact that the Chargers have so often downplayed to the level of inferior opponents and can’t get away with the blowout wins when they should. The New York Giants were an inferior opponent and the Chargers put that game down quite a bit.
What are the snap counts for the game? Let’s dive in.
It finally happened. Justin Herbert didn’t play 100% of the Snaps. And for a good reason. The Chargers did their business well enough that Chase Daniel came in for 5 snaps at the end of the game to end the game.
With Keenan Allen still on the COVID list, rookie Josh Palmer saw 62 snaps (87%) on the team at wide receiver. Palmer turned that into a team that led 7 goals and made 5 receptions for 66 yards and a touchdown.
The Chargers also put on a heavy dose of running yesterday and as such both Joshua Kelley and Justin Jackson played over a quarter of the snaps, with Kelley having 19 snaps and Jackson reaching 20.
Between Keenan Allen’s failure and the larger amount of hectic rush, the Chargers had snapshots of 4 TEs and FB Gabe Nabers. It was a “difficult” day in the offensive skill positions.
Everyone was there yesterday. Lots of names who didn’t see anything but special teams snaps and guys who didn’t see the field at all took part in the action. Emeke Egbule got 17 snaps to fill in Kyler Fackrell’s absence, along with Chris Rumph, who got 24 snaps. Nick Niemann took 13 snaps on the defensive and got away with a tackle and an interception.
Linval Joseph was slowly brought back this week and only saw the field for 9 snapshots.
It was another efficient and productive assignment for Amen Ogbongbemiga with 4 tackles in 13 defensive snaps and another tackle in special teams. It looks like a very promising piece of depth for the future.
Since everyone got into the action on offense and defense, the only players who only saw special team snaps were the kicker, punter, long snapper, and returner. It was an interesting day.