The NFL is — and always will be — a passer-and-pass rusher league.
That’s why the Los Angeles Chargers are one of the most-dangerous teams in the league right now.
They showed on Thanksgiving Day against the Dallas Cowboys on the road just how dangerous that formula can be. Philip Rivers carved up the Cowboys to the tune of 434 yards and three touchdowns, while the pass rush had two sacks and spent the day pressuring Cowboys quarterback Dak Prescott.
With Rivers playing at high level, and those two creating pass-rush havoc, it’s a formula for success in the modern NFL. That’s why the Chargers are a team that the AFC elite doesn’t want to see in the playoffs.