Chargers vs. Redskins. Defensive grade analysis for the San Diego Chargers vs. Washington Redskins.
Defensive Line: The defensive line was pretty quiet for most of the game. They got some pressure on Philip Rivers, but not many hits, and no sacks. And early on the Chargers offensive line was opening up some nice holes for Ryan Matthews. But no one really stood out or made any huge plays of note, but the D-line did step up big time to keep the Chargers out of the end zone at the end of regulation. D-Line Grade – C+
Linebackers: London Fletcher led the team in tackles, but most of them were after the offense had already made plays. No sacks for Brian Orakpo or Ryan Kerrigan, as Philip River constantly found ways to avoid the pass rush. At times it was ridiculous how he slipped away from Redskins defenders, but maybe it’s just that Rivers is simply good.. Linebackers grade: C+
Defensive backs: Rookie cornerback David Amerson played well and had a great interception on Rivers. He battled fellow rookie Keenan Allen much of the day, and even though Allen had a great game, so did Amerson. It was also Amerson who’s tackle kept a diving Danny Woodhead from scoring the winning touchdown late in the fourth quarter. A very good performance by the DB’s. Defensive backs grade – B+
Total Defense Grade: C+
It was pretty bend but don’t break for the Redskins against the Chargers. They gave up 410 yards of offense on the day, but stepped and made plays when it mattered the most to help secure the win.
Chargers vs. Redskins