New England Patriots: 3 players primed to spook Justin Herbert

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1. New England Patriots sack leader  Matt Judon looking to deliver a big scare

Both Jamie Collins and Christian Barmore has the versatility and athleticism to spook Justin Herbert, but the man who can turn the game into a living nightmare for the Chargers young quarterback is Matt Judon.

Coming into the game with 6.5 sacks on the season, Judon will be a problem for the Chargers’ offensive line to contain and will need to be disruptive to give the Patriots’ defense an opportunity to thrive on Sunday.

Given how his former team, the Baltimore Ravens, frustrated Herbert in Week 6, expect Judon and the Patriots front seven to put the second-year quarterback to the test. If Judon and that Patriots defensive front can get consistent pressure on Herbert, it will really help the secondary, where there are suddenly some depth concerns.

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In all, Matt Judon will have an opportunity to have a monster game on Sunday.  If he does, it will be good news for the New England Patriots as a team because that will mean they succeeded in frustrating Herbert, which hopefully leads to a Halloween upset.