The Chargers are underdogs in this Sunday's playoff game against the Patriots, and they just made an unusual move to gain an edge—they signed a second kicker.

Adam Schefter of ESPN reports that Los Angeles signed Nick Rose for the express purpose of handling kickoffs. The reason? The Patriots have a dynamite kick returner in Cordarrelle Patterson, and the Chargers don't want him to touch the ball, explains USA Today.

The problem is regular kicker Michael Badgley doesn't have a great track record when it comes to kicking deep enough to force touchbacks. Rose was waived by the Texans in September 2018, but he kicked for the Chargers and a few other teams before that.

(This Bears kicker was vilified after a big miss, but it may not have been fair.)

This article originally appeared on Newser: Before Patriots Game, Chargers Make Unusual Move