Posted by ESPN.com's Bill Williamson
Thoughts from the Chargers' 27-24 defeat at Atlanta:
The Chargers allowed just one sack Saturday night. Last week against Arizona, Rivers was sacked four times.
The Chargers also improved in their kick coverage.
Rookie running back Gartrell Johnson displayed his downhill running ability with a 42-yard gain.
Top pick Larry English made his preseason debut and displayed his famous motor. He is going to be able to help this team early.
Veteran running back Michael Bennett scored on a 48-yard touchdown catch. Bennett is valuable and he should make the team.