Chargers Defeat the Bills: Good, Bad, and Ugly

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The Chargers had no trouble with the Bills on Sunday. The Bolts have now put up two complete games in a row, which has me cautiously optimistic. Earlier in the season we wanted to see the Chargers dominate weaker opponents, better late than never? With the Broncos win in overtime, it appears once again that the Chargers have dug themselves a whole too deep to get out of.

The casual fan may be excited right now, and in all honesty, I see nothing wrong with enjoying a victory. The reality is that the Chargers destiny is in the hands of the 8-5 Broncos. With that said, let's enjoy what the Chargers did to the Bills Sunday.

Good:

Philip Rivers: "Philip Rivers" (In my LL Cool J voice) finished with a line of 24/33 240 yards, three touchdowns and no interceptions. Rivers is now 23-2 in December and January.

Antonio Gates: Just when everyone wants to talk about Gronk and Graham, Gates sneaks into the news with seven catches on nine targets for 68 yards and two touchdowns.

Ryan Mathews: RM24 with a hat trick. Mathews now has hit the century mark three games in a row. In the process he may just save AJ's job.

Eric Weddle: Seven interceptions. Seven. He may not be Ed Reed, but Weddle is a game changer. He may also be the only Chargers rep in Honolulu.

Bad:

Blackouts: The Chargers always seem to be at their best when they are blacked out. It's a shame most of the county wasn't able to legally watch the Chargers light up the scoreboard.

Butter Fingers: Not the candy, Rivers. His fumble reminded me of the Kansas City game. You know..."Worst Game Ever"

Ugly:

Penalties: I feel like I'm nit picking, but the Chargers had five penalties for 50 yards, including a holding call on Clary that killed an epic touchdown run by Rivers.

Shameless plug: This Saturday will mark our last live High Boltage Radio show of the year. If you have not checked it out yet, then you have probably missed us talking about you. Make sure you tune in next Saturday as John and I crash and burn.

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