Matt Feiler signing paying off for Chargers

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Sometimes left is right.

For the Chargers, that’s how it’s been, with the left side of the offensive line being stout. While rookie Rashawn Slater has drawn the majority of the praise, veteran Matt Feiler has been an integral piece up front.

Even though he has only allowed five quarterback pressures, most of Feiler’s money has been made as a run-blocker, given that most positive plays have come behind him, as seen here.

In the first three games, Feiler has a run-blocking grade of 92.8, which is the second-highest by any offensive linemen in the league, only behind 49ers’ Trent Williams (93.9), per Pro Football Focus.

In addition, Feiler has a PFF grade of 82.0, which ranks fourth-best among guards, only trailing Patriots’ Michael Onwenu (90.0), Cowboys’ Zack Martin (85.7), and Falcons’ Chris Lindstrom.

It certainly helps to have All-Pro center Corey Linsley next to him, but Feiler has supplied the line with a smooth-moving mauler as both a run blocker and pass protector who hardly loses one-on-one battles.

Prior to his playing days with the Chargers, Feiler helped the Steelers hold opponents to the fewest sacks in the NFL over the last three seasons. In 1,499 pass-blocking snaps, Feiler only blew 31. In 903 run-blocking snaps, he only blew eight.