San Diego Chargers Daily Links: December 24, 2012

Rich Schultz

Your daily dose of San Diego Chargers news & notes from around the web.

Defense Steps Up in Sack Department - Ryan Schuler
Rookie defensive end Kendall Reyes led all Chargers with a career-high 3.5 sacks on the day. It is quite an accomplishment considering Reyes came into Sunday’s game with only two sacks on the season. Reyes’ 3.5 sacks on Sunday were the most since Antwan Barnes had 3.5 sacks against the Baltimore Ravens last season.

For Norv Turner, this Chargers offense an all-timer - Michael Gehlken
Turner was asked days ago which Charger he’d campaign for selection. He began with special teams: punter Mike Scifres. He continued with defense: safety Eric Weddle. Then, the head coach with a heavy offensive background stopped. No offensive players. Not this year.

More passing grades after it matters - Kevin Acee
Quarterbacks – A-. Philip Rivers passed up a sure first down throw to a wide-open Micheal Spurlock to complete a risky 37-year touchdown pass to Danario Alexander. It smacked of the old gunslinging Rivers -- because it worked. Rivers finished with just 165 yards – but two touchdowns and no interceptions.

Wrap-up: Chargers 27, Jets 17 - Bill Williamson
The Chargers are 6-9 and they have clinched second place in a bad division. This is the Chargers' second road win in three weeks. But the problem is the Chargers have been inconsistent all season and this will not change the inevitable: The Chargers are going to make wholesale changes.

San Diego Chargers Dominate Second Half to Beat Jets - Ricky Henne
The San Diego Chargers made their final road game of the season a memorable one, coming into the Meadowlands and dominating the Jets for the victory.

Instant Analysis: Chargers 27, Jets 17 - Tom Krasovic
Game was over when: Nick Novak made a 27-yard field goal early in the fourth quarter, building the lead to 27-14. San Diego had too much pass rush for Jets quarterback Greg McElroy, making his first NFL start, to lead a comeback

Chargers safety Brandon Taylor tears ACL - Michael Gehlken
The third-round draft choice suffered a torn ACL in the third quarter of a 27-17 win over the Jets, a source said. He will undergo knee surgery and begin recovering and rehabbing in hopes of being ready for the start of next season.

Our NFL Pro Bowl Team - Bill Barnwell
The best all-around safety in the AFC these days, Weddle deserves a better team around him than the one that A.J. Smith has compiled in San Diego. It took an illegal block from Anquan Boldin on Weddle to spring Ray Rice for the first down on that infamous fourth-and-29 play, so it's harsh to count that against him.

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