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San Diego Chargers Daily Links: September 10, 2013

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

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Chargers Let First Half Lead Slip, Lose to Texans 31-28 - Ricky Henne
The Chargers had just staked themselves to a 28-7 lead early in the second half when the Houston Texans came roaring back.  Matt Schaub led the team on an 11-play, 82-yard scoring drive that culminated in a Garrett Graham seven yard touchdown catch.  The score breathed new life into the Texans and marked a change in momentum the Chargers couldn’t overturn.

Chargers still lack a killer instinct - Nick Canepa (Paywall)
It doesn’t seem to matter who’s coaching the Chargers. Their field bosses have the killer instincts of moths. The dagger is glued to the scabbard. There is no advantage so large that it can’t be overcome. It’s like a continent coming at your chin. You can’t miss it.

The Tale of Two Halves… - Brady Phelps
The second half slowly crushed my fan spirits to the bottom of a wine bottle. That analogy made no sense. Neither did the game. My live tweets were textbook schizophrenia.

Mike McCoy: "It Comes Down to Not Finishing" - Ricky Henne
The Chargers were the masters of their own third-down fate in the first 30 minutes, though. The offense extended drive after drive and looked better than the Texans -- a playoff team last season that excelled on third down last season. The Texans were the NFL's stingiest defense on third down a year ago, holding opponents to a measly 28.2 percent conversion rate.

Chargers 'sick' following tough loss - Bill Williamson
The collapse seemed to be coming the entire second half. All the crazy things that don’t happen in normal games started happening to the Chargers. As Texans kicker Randy Bullock’s winning 41-yard field goal sailed through the uprights as time expired, there wasn’t much shock in Qualcomm Stadium. It just seemed like a typical ending.