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3 things the Chargers learned for the playoffs in Week 17 win over Rams

Despite having a humanoid at quarterback and lots of talent around him, the LA Chargers haven’t been able to throw a ball within 20 this season. The team struggled throughout Red in his zone and shifted to a mindset of running the ball within 20. This has been effective in the last few weeks.

If the Bolts do any kind of playoff run, they need to key better in key areas of the field and they know it. Fans have been racking their brains trying to find a solution to the seemingly broken Red Zone attack.

The best solution may be to move to Offensive Coordinator and introduce a new offense, but we know that hasn’t happened yet. Joe Lombardi plans to keep calling the game the same as long as it hurts Chargers fans.

For now, the solution may be simple: throw it at a tall pass catcher. Justin Herbert threw two passing touchdowns on Sunday, heading for two different tie ends to Gerald Everett and Donald Parham.

The throw to Everett was an absolute laser Everett sat between the middle end zones. The throw to Parham was a perfectly placed pass to take advantage of his height advantage in the matchup.

If we don’t see a change in our offensive philosophy, the solution to the passing game in the red zone is to throw to these big-body options. This includes Mike Williams, the best contention specialist in the league.

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No more throwing behind LOS from the 5-yard line or attempting a pass to DeAndre Carter behind the endzone. Joe Lombardi will need to capitalize on his athleticism on the field and certain matchup advantages.

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