Same play, Gates runs a curl route to the inside middle of the field completely losing his defender and garnering separation to snatch the easy 8 yard catch.
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1st and 10 at the Panthers 9 yard line…… The Chargers come out in a Shotgun formation with a 4 WR set and 1 lone RB in the backfield. Noticed we have Gates highlighted here and it of course is for good reason. Simply put; he will ALWAYS be River’s first read THIS far down in the endzone.