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Chris Clemons (football, defensive end)

Four-man rush could be enough for Chargers

Four-man rush could be enough for Chargers

The stout edge-rushing tandem of Melvin Ingram and Joey Bosa and a pair of solid tackles in Brandon Mebane and Corey Liuget allow the Chargers defense a luxury few NFL teams have: They don’t have to blitz much to apply pressure on the quarterback.

That was clearly evident in Monday night’s season-opening 24-21 loss at Denver, when the Chargers blitzed only a handful of times but sacked Trevor Siemian four times for a loss of 38 yards and got nine additional hits on the Broncos quarterback. All four sacks and eight of the nine hits were by Chargers linemen.

“When you can produce a rush with four people, it changes a lot,” Ingram said. “That’s something we try to do here — we...

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