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Reyes Shines in Defeat - Ryan Schuler
"(I’m) just trying to do my job," Reyes said. "(I’m) learning a lot. I was kind of in the right spot at the right time type of deal. (I’m) just trying to get better. I’m like a sponge right now, just trying to take everything in and really just try to grow as a player and learn from all of these great guys we got on the D-line."
Turner: "You are What Your Record Is" - Ricky Henne
"You just have to go and look at yourself as a football team," said Norv Turner. "I know who we are and where we’re at. We have to find a way to go and play a complete game. We’ve got to find a way to play our best against Baltimore. We started 3-1 and over a period of time we’ve won one game over the last six games. So at some point, you are what your record is. We’re going to do everything that we can to fix the things that have kept us from winning and go find a way to go and beat Baltimore."
Chargers Know O-Line Needs Improvement - Ricky Henne
Even with Rivers gutsy performance, it wasn’t enough to come up with the win. The Bolts offense hinges on the effectiveness of the offensive line, and right now, they are not doing their job well enough. So far this season, the unit has given up 26 sacks, seventh most in the league, and have allowed 41 QB hits. As a result, Turner admitted to being worried about Rivers’ health with the beating he has taken.
Chargers banged up before Baltimore - Michael Gehlken
Tight end Dante Rosario tested his hamstring strain hours before kickoff. He suffered it at last Thursday's practice. "I don't like missing games or practices or anything like that," said Rosario, who had played 87 of 89 career games before being inactive Sunday. "You have to have that reality check and make that decision for what's best for the team."
At least, math says Chargers still alive - Kevin Acee
In the visitors’ locker room late Sunday night in Denver, safety Eric Weddle took exception to the suggestion that it would take a miracle for the Chargers to make the playoffs. I respect Weddle on a level I've rarely respected any athlete I’ve covered. But when he was talking about the Chargers needing to win every game, it sure sounded to me like he was describing a miracle.
Audibles at the Line: Week 11 - Rivers McCown
Vince Verhei: On the other hand, the all-22 shot of Brandon Stokley's touchdown to make it 17-7 made it clear that San Diego was in a standard cover-2, and Stokley had nobody within five yards of him. So maybe San Diego is playing defense so bad that it LOOKS like they've only got six men in coverage.
Moving on: San Diego Chargers - Bill Williamson
The Chargers have a tough test Sunday when the Baltimore Ravens (8-2) come to town. The Chargers are two games out of the wild card race and they must start winning if they have any chance of making the playoffs.