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2020 NFL Power Rankings: Los Angeles Chargers

Throughout the 2020 NFL season, we will compile a consensus NFL Power Rankings that averages the rankings of all 32 NFL teams.

Here is where the Los Angeles Chargers rank in terms of average, best and worst:

Below you will find a Week 2 roundup for the Chargers in our consensus 2020 NFL Power Rankings.

The Athletic -- Rank: 25

What we learned: Maybe luck will be on their side this year. In 2019, the Chargers ranked 30th in jury luck and 32nd in fumble luck. They were 2-9 in one-score games, last on special teams and tied for last in turnover margin. They were an extremely unlucky team by just about every measure. But on Sunday, they caught a couple of breaks. A.J. Green was called for offensive pass interference with 11 seconds left on what wouldve potentially been the game-winning touchdown for the Bengals. And Cincinnati kicker Randy Bullock missed a 31-yard field goal with seven seconds left that would have tied it. It was a disjointed game, but the Chargers got standout performances from young players like defensive tackle Jerry Tillery and running back Joshua Kelley.

CBS Sports -- Rank: 15

The offense didn't do much against the Bengals, but they will have to be better against the Chiefs this week. The defense could be special this season.

USA Today -- Rank: 18

Did you notice all 12 of Casey Hayward's tackles Sunday were of the solo variety? That's a crazy stat for a guy who plays cornerback.

ESPN -- Rank: 22

Best rookie debut: RB Joshua Kelley
Kelley, a fourth-round pick out of UCLA, rushed for 60 yards on only 12 carries -- one of which went for 26 yards -- and scored the Chargers' only touchdown. The performance was huge given Justin Jackson's departure because of a quad injury. Chargers coach Anthony Lynn admitted that his team probably would not have won the game if not for Kelley, which is in no way a stretch. Look for him to factor more prominently into the game plan -- healthy Jackson or not -- moving forward. -- Alden Gonzalez

NFL.com -- Rank: 20

Hey, it wasn't a masterpiece, but that's also the kind of game the Chargers have lost approximately 400 times in the past. They were due for some luck, received in the form of a shanked Randy Bullock field-goal attempt in the final minute of a 16-13 win. Tyrod Taylor was unspectacular but steady (this is pretty much the Tyrod Taylor experience in totality) and the defense forced two big turnovers, a welcome change from last year, when Los Angeles was too often on the wrong side of the takeaway battle. Melvin Ingram's fourth quarter interception on a Joe Burrow shovel pass was a thing of beauty. How many other 250-pound defensive ends can move like that and make that play?

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