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“Anyone busted the coverage on defense, obviously, because I used to be so wide open,” Williams said. “I caught the ball and just tried to attain a touchdown.”

What went through Williams’ head when he saw nothing but green grass around him?

“Hope the quarterback sees me,” Williams said with fun. “If Justin sees me at that moment, it is going to be an enormous play. That is the major thing.

“If any individual falls otherwise you’re running scot-free, you only hope the quarterback sees you,” Williams said.

4. Fox making a difference on the within

Within the locker room after Sunday’s game, Morgan Fox and I chatted about the good thing about having a robust interior pass rush.

“Oh it’s huge, you realize Khalil [Mack] goes to demand plenty of attention,” Fox said. “Kyle [Van Noy], Chris [Rumph II] they demand plenty of attention on the market [on the edge], so we’ve to do our part when teams start attempting to get to them.

“So we’ve to do our part inside, push the pocket, win some rushes and affect the sport one of the best we will,” Fox added.

Fox was actually a part of that equation Sunday, as PFF had him with an overall grade of 80.8, the third-best of any Charger in Houston.

Fox’s pass rush grade was even higher at 84.1, as he was credited with five pressures and three hurries in 23 pass rushes against the Texans.

Staley got descriptive when asked Monday about Fox’s impact.

“Like he all the time plays; tough, rugged, ball-playing Jesse, versatile, motor, play-maker,” Staley said. “He can play higher, he’ll let you know that he can play higher, but he was very effective yesterday in the sport.

“I assumed that our front seven played rather well yesterday,” Staley added.” I assumed that we rushed rather well together and Foxy did a very nice job for us.”

Wait, what’s a ball-playing Jesse?

“Only a phrase that’s endearing,” Staley said with a smile. “It’s a very good thing, a very good description. It’s a very good thing to be called that.”

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