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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 7 roundup for the Chargers in our consensus 2020 NFL Power Rankings.

The Athletic -- Rank: 24

They come off the bye at 1-4, but because of Justin Herbert, there's reason to keep watching for Chargers fans. Herbert ranks 12th in QBR, ahead of guys like Matt Ryan, Ben Roethlisberger and Burrow. Per Football Outsiders, the Chargers have the second-easiest remaining schedule.

CBS Sports -- Rank: 22

They come off their bye with a winnable game against the Jaguars. Justin Herbert should be able to keep it going against that defense.

USA Today -- Rank: 22

In danger of becoming first team to lose three in a row while coughing up a lead of at least 17 points ... but danger should be minimal against Jacksonville.

ESPN -- Rank: 21

Most impactful injury: QB Tyrod Taylor

The Chargers have plenty of injuries to choose from (pick an injury, any injury), but none is more impactful than Taylor's. He went down just before Game 2 with a punctured lung (from an injection for a rib injury). Up next was Justin Herbert, and a star was born. Anthony Lynn named Herbert the permanent starter just before his Monday Night Football debut -- and he was spectacular. It's impossible not to feel for Taylor and his bad luck in this league. "He's a competitor," Lynn said. But so is Herbert, who is also the future -- and the player who could guide this team out of its early funk. -- Shelley Smith

NFL.com -- Rank: 18

A schedule shakeup prompted by COVID-19 worked out in the Chargers' favor, with their bye moving up to Week 6. The Bolts have been a walking MASH unit this season, so a week to rest and recover could pay huge dividends for a 1-4 team that still has big upside with sizzling rookie Justin Herbert under center. No one needed the break more than Joey Bosa, the star pass rusher who was limited to just 28 defensive snaps against the Saints in Week 5 due to knee, ankle and triceps injuries. A refreshed Bosa makes every level of the Chargers' defense better. The lowly Jaguars come to L.A. on Sunday.

Previous update: Los Angeles Chargers Week 6 NFL Power Rankings Roundup

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