When you're watching a fourth quarter matchup between Kellen Clemens and Matt Moore, you know it has been a long day, and it was for the San Diego Chargers.
Nothing went well for Mike McCoy's crew. When I say nothing, I mean nothing. It was like watching an NFL team play against a high school football team. I'm not sure the reasoning, but the Bolts did not show up to play and the Miami Dolphins certainly did.
Ryan Tannehill threw for 288 yards and 3 touchdowns, and ran for another 47 yards, while getting sacked zero times. He was pulled before the third quarter was even over.
By contrast, Philip Rivers threw for 138 yards and 3 interceptions, and also lost a fumble, before being pulled around the same time as Tannehill. I don't have the numbers in front of me, but I'm willing to bet it's one of the worst games he has ever played. It's not entirely his fault though, because nobody else on the field did a single thing to help him. River fell back into his comfortable "hero plays", which is where most of the turnovers came from. He was trying to win the game by himself because that was probably the best chance San Diego had today.
This was out and out embarrassing. The Chargers are now 5-4 and in third place in the division, with the hardest part of their schedule coming up and a three-game losing streak to their name. A playoff berth is not a hopeless proposition, but it no longer looks like a slam dunk. The team will need to re-earn it's spot among the best teams in the league after this performance.
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