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Danario Alexander starts, thrives in career game - Michael Gehlken
"It was the same play, the exact same call," said Alexander, who started over Robert Meachem. "I wanted to score this time. … I've got to do my job. They brought me in to ... make plays. That's what I come in and do every week. I work hard and try to be on the same page with Philip (Rivers). It's a good thing to know they have confidence in me to actually give me the ball. It's a big deal for me."
Alexander's Break Out Game Lone Bright Spot for Bolts - Ryan Schuler
Starting in place of Robert Meachem against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Alexander had his biggest game of his young career. He hauled in five catches for a career-high 134 yards and one touchdown, including a career-high 80-yard touchdown reception on the Chargers’ third play from scrimmage.
Blocked Punt Hurts Scifres, Chargers - Ricky Henne
"I still don’t really know what happened," said Scifres. "I didn’t even see the guy coming. I’m not concentrating on the guys in front of me I’m just focusing on getting the ball out. I didn’t notice it until I was upside down. But it was a huge play. It put points on the board for them and it can’t happen."
Rivers' Bad Decision Turns Tide - Ricky Henne
"Obviously there's a story to every interception," said Rivers. "The intentions were obviously to throw it over (Johnson’s) head. Eddie was there. And I saw him the whole time. It just kind of stayed in my hand longer than I wanted it to and it kind of took a nose dive right to him."
Will there be an AFC West race? - Bill Williamson
Denver hosts San Diego on Sunday. If the Broncos win it will essentially have a four-game lead in the division with six games to go. Denver already beat the Chargers. It was that game, on Oct 14, in which the division started to turn. The Broncos turned a 24-0 halftime deficit into a stunning 35-24 win. The Broncos have been one of the NFL’s best teams since and the Chargers have been in a daze since.
Andy Reid could land with Chargers, Mike Holmgren interested in Cowboys - Jason La Canfora
If the inconsistent Chargers part with general manager A.J. Smith and coach Norv Turner, and the Eagles part ways with Reid, many believe the longtime face of football in Philadelphia would have considerable interest in the possibility of relocation to San Diego. The Chargers have been near the top of their division for years and have a former Pro Bowl quarterback in his prime in Philip Rivers.
Wrap-up: Buccaneers 34, Chargers 24 - Bill Williamson
On a day the Chargers faced former No. 1 receiver Vincent Jackson, newly signed Danario Alexander continued to look good. He made his first start and he had five catches for 134 yards, including one for an 80-yard touchdown.