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Key to the Bolts Victory: A Complete Game - Ricky Henne
While he rattled off a long list of things he was pleased with in the victory, above all else he was proud of the way his team competed for the entire 60 minutes. Unlike the previous games against New Orleans and Denver, they maintained their high level of play for the entire game
Alexander Another Piece of the Puzzle - Ricky Henne
"Of course, this is just the beginning," [Danario Alexander] said matter-of-factly. "I’m still getting used to the playbook and just being on the same page as Philip. Yesterday was a great testament of what’s been going on. We’ve put a lot of hard work into this thing, and I’m looking forward to just keep moving forward and getting better."
Lessons From Week 9 - Ricky Henne
Simply put, as Philip Rivers goes so go the Chargers. Last night, save for one admittedly terrible decision resulting in an interception in the end zone, Rivers was terrific. He opened the game by completing his first 13 passes of the night, tied for the third most consecutive completions in a game in team history. His first incompletion was a ball he purposely threw out of the back of the end zone.
Romo and Rivers: Separated at birth? - Todd Adams
The truth, though, is that these players are very similar. In fact, Romo actually has a better career passer rating than Rivers, though not by much. Today, we show just how close these two players’ career statistics really are. You can decide which one you’d rather have quarterbacking your team.
Robert Meachem shouldn't be on field as much right now - Kevin Acee
Meachem is the unfortunate poster child for the decisions made by and the direction of the Chargers at this time – the biggest free agent they signed to replace the biggest weapon they lost. And there are no indications he can handle carrying that load mentally or physically. (He’d have to catch it before he could carry it, which, well, you know.)
Chargers midseason report - Tom Krasovic
Every projected starter was in the lineup for all eight games, making John Pagano’s unit one of the NFL’s healthiest. Pagano showed varied blitzes. The defense powered each victory over the Chiefs, amassing three touchdowns and 10 turnovers. First-half dominance of the Titans led to a blowout, and in the opening victory, Oakland didn’t score a touchdown until the final minute.
Philip Rivers, opportunistic defense lead Chargers to 31-13 win over Chiefs - Brian McIntyre
Head coach Norv Turner and general manager A.J. Smith can breathe a sigh of relief as, for now, their jobs appear safe after the San Diego Chargers blew out the hapless Kansas City Chiefs 31-13 on Thursday night.