2. Terry McLaurin vs Michael Davis
It’s unclear whether Michael Davis or Chris Harris Jr. will line up against Terry McLaurin on Sunday.
However, when the Chargers deploy dime or nickel packages, Harris will likely slide into the slot, where he has plenty of experience, leaving Davis to cover McLaurin on the perimeter. Additionally, Harris gives up a couple inches on Washington’s star receiver, so Davis just seems like the more logical move for Los Angeles.
Either way, the winner of this battle — especially if Curtis Samuel (groin) doesn’t suit up — will determine the success of the Football Team’s offense. Unless, of course, Antonio Gibson just runs rampant, but the Chargers actually weren’t helpless against the run last year and only improved their defense front this offseason.
We know Washington won’t be as dependent on McLaurin as they were in 2020, but if Scary Terry starts commanding double teams, that’ll open up real estate for Logan Thomas, Samuel (if he plays), Dyami Brown and Cam Sams.
You know what that equates to? A winning formula, baby.