AFC West Spin cycle: Week Three - PFW Staff
The Falcons game could have gone a lot differently if Mathews didn’t fumble near the Falcons' goal line. A touchdown there and the Chargers would have taken a 7-6 lead early in the second quarter. Obviously Mathews is a bellcow back for San Diego, but fumbles have been an issue in his career (11 total, six lost) and this was his first game action since the preseason opener. Maybe looking to Jackie Battle or Le’Ron McClain in that situation would have been a better option.
Mathews tries to shake off fumble - Scott Bair
"I told him to take those frustrations out on the next play and carry it on to Sunday against the Chiefs," McClain said Monday. "You can't dwell on the past, but you can learn from it. You can be better because of it. Ryan is so gifted, and his future is bright. I think he's going to respond well and play great football. He's going to be fine."
Bennett Honored to be Inducted into Chargers Hall of Fame - Ricky Henne
For the first time in team history, the San Diego Chargers allowed the fans to vote for the newest inductee into the Chargers Hall of Fame. Over 25,000 votes were cast, and in the end, punter Darren Bennett edged running back Natrone Means and wide receiver Anthony Miller to become the 36th member of the team’s hall of fame.
ReFo: Chiefs @ Saints, Week 3 - John Maney
While Charles was the man on offense, Justin Houston (+5.1) stole the show on the Kansas City defense, producing one of the most complete performances you will see from an outside linebacker in a base 3-4 defense. Lining up on the left side of the defense on 52 of his 61 snaps, Houston abused Saints’ right tackle Zach Strief, finishing the game with three sacks, three hurries, and a QB hit.
Turner Assumes Responsibility for Making Improvements - Ricky Henne
Sunday’s game against the Atlanta Falcons was a disappointment, and no one understands that more than head coach Norv Turner. That’s why when addressing the media on Monday, he made it clear that he is putting the onus on himself to figure out what went wrong and get the team back on track starting with the upcoming game against the Kansas City Chiefs.
Chargers shake off a sour first loss - Michael Gehlken (UT$)
"I don’t know that anyone knows where their team is right now," Turner said. "It’s early. … I’m upset as anyone in San Diego. I don’t like going out and having our team perform the way we performed. It happened; we’ve got to fix it. We will do everything in our power to fix it.
Moving on: San Diego Chargers - Bill Williamson
The Chargers were hammered by the Falcons, but backup running back Jackie Battle looked good for the second straight game. He had 55 yards on three carries. He should continue to be in the rotation