After losing wide receiver Keenan Allen in Week 1 and running back Danny Woodhead in Week 2 for the season, questions arose as to who would step up and make plays in the absence of two marquee players in the San Diego Chargers’ offense.
Well, as it would turn out, the team would be missing tight end Antonio Gates for Week 3 and Week 4, too.
In a game that was sure to be a shootout, the Chargers invited the Saints to Qualcomm Stadium for a Sunday afternoon tilt in America’s finest city.
Similar to my first article this morning on Matt Slauson, I have been trying to find bright spots in what was another excruciating loss for the Bolts.
Here is where we talk about wide receiver Dontrelle Inman and his performance on Sunday.
The former CFL wideout had himself a game on Sunday, setting career-highs in receptions (seven), receiving yards (120) and tied his career-high for receiving touchdowns (one) in a game.
The highlight of Inman’s day came on a 57-yard catch-and-run score where he made a defender miss and galloped into the endzone for a touchdown.
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Though Inman’s career-day would come in a losing effort, his performance in Week 4 will hopefully fuel the inexperienced wideout moving forward, allowing him to solidify his rapport with quarterback Philip Rivers.
Since joining the Chargers in 2014, the 27-year-old Canadian product has totaled 59 receptions for 809 yards and four touchdowns.
The team will head to Oakland in Week 5 for their second divisional contest of the 2016 season. After going 0-6 in the AFC West in 2015, the Bolts look to grab their first divisional win since 2014.
Dave Booga Peters