The Chargers are 1-1 after a Week 1 win over Cincinnati and a second-half blown lead to the defending Super Bowl champion Chiefs last week.
Los Angeles announced on Wednesday that rookie Justin Herbert would start in place of the injured Tyrod Taylor. Herbert threw for 311 yards and had two total touchdowns in his Week 2 debut.
The Chargers’ run game has been strong out of the blocks, led by Austin Ekeler (235 scrimmage yards) and fourth-round rookie Joshua Kelley (173 scrimmage yards). L.A. ranks sixth in the NFL in rushing yards.
This game could be low-scoring. Los Angeles ranks sixth with just 36 points allowed, but they are second to last in total touchdowns scored with only three.