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Chargers can't help being the Chargers - Nick Canepa
The Chargers, now 4-7 and hoping to make the 2013 playoffs, did not deserve to win a game they basically controlled. They opened the fourth quarter with a 10-3 lead. They had sacked Flacco five times. They hadn’t turned the ball over. They didn’t have a punt blocked. They had this thing in their mitts.
The opposite of winners is what the Chargers are - Kevin Acee
"It's just really frustrating because we've shown we can play," linebacker Jarret Johnson said. "I’ve been on bad teams, riddled with injuries, bad guys, dysfunctional. This team is every bit the opposite of that ... We've shown we're a talented team, offensively and defensively. And at the same time, we've turned around and proven time and again that we just don't know how to win."
Ravens Rally to Stun Chargers in OT - Ricky Henne
Sixty minutes of tight play wasn’t enough for the Chargers and Ravens on Sunday. In the end, it was the Ravens who made the big plays in overtime as they escaped San Diego with a 16-13 victory.
Chargers Haunted by 4th-and-29 - Ricky Henne
"I’ve never seen a play like that before," said Corey Liuget. "Those kinds of plays are not acceptable in the NFL or any sports you play in and compete in. But they happen. And when they happen, you just have to have someone make the play. The defense, we were fighting. We were trying and we came up short."
Late Game Meltdown Dooms Bolts - Ryan Schuler
10 unanswered points in the fourth quarter by the Ravens, including a 30-yard catch-and-run by running back Ray Rice on a fourth down and 29 yards to go that set up the game-tying field goal at the end of regulation, forced the game into overtime.
Rapid Reaction: Ravens 16, Chargers 13 - Bill Williamson
Alexander looks good again: San Diego receiver Danario Alexander continues to sparkle. He had five catches for 74 yards. He may have a future with the team. Big-money free agent pickup Robert Meachem did not play as his role in the offense has bottomed out.
Turner watches latest unbelievable collapse - Bill Williamson
It’s difficult to rank the shocking, unlikely and gut-wrenching losses in Turner’s tenure in San Diego’s coach. This is the Chargers’ third unfathomable collapse since Week 5. There have been so many and each stands alone in its own miserable way. Sunday’s loss, however, may deserve a spot on the Mt. Rushmore of Devastating Norv Turner Defeats.