Despite Chargers head coach Brandon Staley being a defensive-minded guy, there was always a question mark surrounding the inconsistency of the team’s defense last season.
It’s only the first game of the season, but it seems as though the Los Angeles defense is no longer a weakness for the team, and instead, it is rebuilt as a strength for the Bolts after their slew of off-season acquisitions.
One of the newest additions to the team is edge defender Khalil Mack who has been a defensive threat for several seasons in the league.
In his debut as a Charger, Mack terrorized blockers all game long. He finished with three sacks, three tackles loss, four quarterback hits, and a forced fumble.
One of Mack’s sacks was a forced fumble on a fourth-and-8 late in the fourth quarter. It led to a turnover on downs, which ultimately sealed the deal.
“It’s team ball, man. It’s all team ball,” Mack said. “The coverage guys were doing an excellent job. They did a lot. It’s been a while since I got coverage sacks.