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For 30 minutes, the Chargers played the defending champion Saints to a virtual standstill. Pretty impressive on the road, in a game that was as close to the real thing as you'll see in the NFL exhibition season.
On defense, there are a few issues. The biggest and most glaring is tackling (or lack thereof). It's been a recurring problem for a few years now. I'd like to think it's because this is the pre-season and nobody wants to get hurt, but recent history suggests the Bolts still need to get better at bringing down opposing ball carriers.
Overall, a fairly good showing from the first team. One more meaningless game to go, on Thursday in San Francisco. Don't expect to see that first team for very long.