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    Key defensive observations from the Chargers 31-20 defeat of the Bills The Los Angeles Chargers took care of business in Buffalo. It wasn’t exactly what you’d call a picture-perfect win , but they made the cross-country trek, played a solid first half of football, and rode a 22-point halftime lead all the way to a victory.On the one hand, the team bounced back from a humiliating loss to Kansas City by winning a game we all expected them to win. They stopped the run, harassed Josh Allen, recorded five sacks and forced two turnovers, and did several things you’d expect them to build on moving forward. That, in and of its self, is encouraging.On the other hand, the secondary blew several coverage assignments, the pass rushers missed a handful of potential sacks due to undisciplined rush angles, and Desmond King committed a horribly bone-headed taunting penalty that extended a Buffalo possession and led to points. In other words, they were far from perfect.With that said, let’s look at my top offensive takeaways – good and bad – from Sunday’s gameerwin does it all: Derwin James was all over the field on Sunday Desmond King Jersey , recording eight tackles, two tackles for loss, a sack, and a pass break up. James played all over the field and made a massive impact in run support, in coverage, and as a pass rusher. He was the best player on the field regardless of team or position.The rookies carried the day鈥gain: Uchenna Nwosu had a sack and a couple of pressures, Kyzir White recorded three pass break-ups and an interception, and we already talked about Derwin James. They were the most impactful and most reliable aspect of the defense all day long and continued to show why the team selected them in the 2018 NFL Draft.The first half game plan was nearly flawless: At least from a game plan perspective, the Chargers did almost everything right on defense in the first half. Gus Bradley cut his playmakers loose, stacked the box, harassed Josh Allen and let his corners press the Buffalo receivers. I’m still not sure why he seems to be so committed to Kyle Emanuel, but he drew up some fun blitz packages and put his best players in position to succeed.Too many blown coverage assignments: While the score may not reflect it, the Chargers secondary did not play well in Buffalo. Kyle Emanuel, Des King Cheap Joey Bosa Jersey , and Jahleel Addae all blew several coverage assignments, leaving a variety of Bills receivers wide open downfield. Josh Allen completed five passes of 20+ yards, but he also left at least four big plays and two scores on the field because he either didn’t see open receivers or made poor throws. There is a good chance a competent quarterback cashes in on more of those opportunities, and we’re discussing a very different outcome in the days following the game.Rock bottom for Desmond King: I think it’s safe to say Desmond King suffered through the worst game of his Chargers career on Sunday. The nightmare began with a bone-headed taunting penalty that extended a Buffalo scoring drive and kept on rolling with several blown assignments. It looked like the Bills identified Des as someone who gambles on underneath routes and tried to pick on him with double moves; a tactic that worked regarding getting their receivers open downfield, even if Josh Allen failed to deliver the ball.That pretty much does it for my defensive observations. Unlike last week, I thought Gus Bradley did a much better job of identifying and attacking Josh Allen’s shortcomings, and I’m especially encouraged by the way he cut Derwin James loose in a variety of roles. The blown coverage assignments and mental errors notwithstanding, I was pretty happy with how the Chargers got after Josh Allen and felt like there is enough there to build on moving forward.What are your defensive observations from the Bills game? Let me hear them in the comments section below. The Los Angeles Rams moved Dominique Easley to outside linebacker during training camp partly with the hope of minimizing the risks to his frequently injured knees.It didn't work.Easley underwent surgery to repair a torn meniscus in his right knee Monday, his fourth major knee surgery since 2011.Rams coach Sean McVay expects Easley will be placed on injured reserve. With cornerback Aqib Talib and return specialist Pharoh Cooper likely to be activated off injured reserve later this season, the designation would almost certainly end Easley's fourth season in the league and second season with the Rams.Easley sustained his latest knee injury in the Rams' 35-23 win over the Chargers in Week 3. He had four tackles in three games this season after missing the entire 2017 season because of a torn ACL in his right knee that he sustained in training camp last year."It's kind of a matter of time before something happens," outside linebacker Matt Longacre said. "I had back surgery. Everybody here has had something. There's just nothing you can do about it."Easley's history of knee injuries dates back to his college career at Florida. He tore the ACL in his left knee as a sophomore in 2011, and sustained a torn ACL and meniscus in his right knee as a senior in 2013 but was still drafted 29th overall in the first round by New England in 2014."This poor guy, I couldn't be more impressed with just the toughness, how resilient he has been fighting through so many different things with this knee Womens Michael Schofield Jersey ," McVay said. "Really, it's upsetting because of how many things he has had to go through and what a great job he has done persevering to even get to the point where he is playing this year."The Rams had been dealing with limited depth and experience at edge rusher, and the loss of Easley will put rookie defensive end John Franklin-Myers and linebacker Trevon Young in line for larger roles. Easley, who has 6 1/2 sacks, two forced fumbles and one interception in 41 career games, moved to linebacker after projected starter Morgan Fox sustained a knee injury during organized team activities in May.Franklin-Myers recorded his first career sack against Minnesota last Thursday, stripping Vikings quarterback Kirk Cousins in the fourth quarter to secure the Rams' 38-31 win. A fourth-round draft pick from Setphen F. Austin, he played 47 percent of the defensive sacks against Minnesota and showed an ability to create pressure."That's what he has shown in practice," said Longacre, who had been rotating with Easley. "I think he led the team in sacks when we charted 'em in camp, so we know what he can do and it's starting to click for him."Young was active for the first time against Minnesota with Easley out. Though Young did not record a tackle, Longacre has been impressed with the progress shown by the sixth-round draft pick from Louisville."He caught some of those later reps in games and stuff like that, but he played really well. We're obviously going to lean on him now, too Youth Casey Hayward Jersey ," Longacre said. "It's nice to where the two guys that are going to have those big roles, we got the utmost confidence in them."The Rams could also find different ways to use their starting defensive line of Aaron Donald, Ndamukong Suh and Michael Brockers. Suh played defensive end next to Donald during obvious passing situations in the fourth quarter against Minnesota, an alignment that helped him get his first sack."I enjoy being able to be moved around," Suh said. "Being able to play end, tackle, nose, anything I'm asked to do. I'll stand up in a linebacker position if I can, which I have done before, but whatever they need of me I'm happy to do."NOTES: K Greg Zuerlein (groin) went through a workout Sunday. McVay said there is a possibility Zuerlein could be available to play at Seattle on Sunday. . LG Rodger Saffold, TE Tyler Higbee (knee) and CB Marcus Peters (calf) did not participate in practice Monday.

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