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Chargers under the radar threaten Steelers with threats



Philip Rivers. Antonio Gates. Keenan Allen. Melvin Ingram Joey Bosa.

The Chargers have a list of top players, but despite their 8: 3 record, the team continues to fly under the radar, which has been mentioned by many experts as a dark horse in the AFC.

However, they are at the center of attention this weekend when they face the Pittsburgh Steelers in their first Sunday Night football game since 2014.

While the Bolts may win quietly, the Steelers know that their fourth-ranked attacks will threaten an imposing and powerful defense. Derwin James, a 22-year-old Derwin James, is only a beginner, but has a big impact on the unit. He has recorded 82 tackles so far.

"They have dynamic players at all levels," said Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin "(They) talking about the guys over the top, but they talk better about Derwin James, who is not only in the backend, but also on and in the back Scrimmage series is important. He is a dynamic player in all areas of the defense game and I think every time you have such good players you have the chance to play really good defense and they have done that.

The Steelers Currently The NFL's second-best passing game is quarterback Ben Roethlisberger, who completed 31

2 of 472 attempts. But with playmakers like James, who has two interceptions, and Desmond King, who leads the team with three, Pittsburgh will have to carry out its air raid carefully, not to mention powerhouse duo Ingram and Bosa.

They're a top 10 defense in almost every way – yards per carry, yards per game, "said Tomlin. "They are an impressive group. I have great respect for them. But again they are a basically healthy group. … you will play hard. They will drop blocks. You will be a strong group tackling and coughing. "

On the other side of the ball, Tomlin said that the Black and Gold Austin disgusting keep a close eye on Chargers' coach Anthony Lynn, who found Melvin Gordon to be" utterly doubtful "on Sunday.

Like the Chargers, Ekeler was a sub-radar player and came to LA as an undocumented rookie, who made his way into the 53-man team during an outstanding show in the last preseason game of 2017. [19659006] Ekeler has recorded 409 yards this year on 70 transfers (5.84 ypc) and a score. Through the air he has 32 catches for 453 yards and three landings. According to Tomlin, it is his versatility that makes Pittsburgh suspicious of him.

"Obviously, he will play a different role in this game, but he is a dynamic player. They can only tell by how they want to charge him with the ball in the running game, in the passing game, in the jet sweep and so on. He is also a solid employee in special teams. … When I look at the band of special teams, he is a dynamic player. He is able to do the same things, and often, all the guy needs is a chance.