Chargers’ causes for concern vs. Ravens in Week 6

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The Chargers are on the road for arguably the toughest matchup on the remainder of the schedule, as Los Angeles is set to take on the Ravens.

Like the Bolts, Baltimore currently sits with a 4-1 record, looking to establish superiority in the conference.

With that being said, here are a few reasons why the Chargers might be concerned ahead of the Week 6 bout with the Ravens.

MVP-caliber quarterback

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The Chargers aren’t the only team that has a quarterback playing at a high level.

Lamar Jackson has 1,519 yards (303.8 yards per game) this season all while completing 67.1% of his passes with eight touchdowns. Jackson also has 341 rushing yards, averaging 68.2 yards per game with two scores.

Baltimore is coming off an exciting victory, led by none other than Jackson in an epic comeback to beat the Colts after being down by 19 points. Jackson made NFL history by being the first quarterback in the league to complete 85% of his passes in a 400-yard game.

Additionally, he is the first player in league history with 400 passing yards, four touchdown passes, 50 rushing yards, and no interceptions.

The bottom line is that with his multi-dimensional skillset, Jackson is among the toughest players in the league to game-plan for.

High-powered offense

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The Ravens have the No. 1 offense in the league in yards per game with a total of 440.6. This will be a tough test for a Bolts defense that just allowed 301 passing yards last weekend against the Browns.

Aside from Jackson, key players in Baltimore’s offense are Marquise “Hollywood” Brown, Mark Andrews, and Sammy Watkins.

Brown has been targeted 38 times and has accumulated 28 catches. The wide receiver leads the Ravens with 451 yards (90.2 yards per game) and has scored five touchdowns.

Andrews has amassed 400 yards, on 29 catches plus two touchdowns, averaging 80.0 receiving yards per game, while Watkins has totaled 292 yards on 18 receptions, averaging 58.4 yards per game.

Running wild

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The Chargers defense struggles against the run and the Ravens will definitely look to take advantage of that major weakness as the team is the fourth-best rushing offense in the NFL. The Bolts defense has allowed 157.6 yards per game on the ground while is Baltimore averaging 148.8 rushing yards per game.

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