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Chargers-Raiders Monday Night Football: Talk about Brandon Staley & SoFi Stadium!

It’s an open thread y’all

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The Rams are kind of an average defense right now and the LA Chargers are playing on Monday Night Football with their old defensive coordinator leading the way. Former LA defensive coordinator Brandon Staley, who helped orchestrate the NFL’s top-ranked defense in 2020, has the Chargers at 2-1 and hosting the 3-0 Las Vegas Raiders at SoFi Stadium on Monday night at 5:20 PM PT.

Do the Chargers have a better defense now than the Rams do?

It’s too early in the year to make any strong statements about that, but I can say that the LAC is allowing an NFL-worst 5.8 yards per carry and are allowing just as many touchdowns per drive as the LARams are. The Chargers also have an elite pass rusher (Joey Bosa) and an elite secondary player (Derwin James) and also seem to have holes at linebacker, cornerback, and other.

Meanwhile, Jon Gruden is 3-0.

Talk about it right here!