ReFo: Broncos @ Chargers, Week 15 - Michael Renner
Sunday was the low point in what has been an awful season for the Chargers left guard. He was manhandled from start to finish by Malik Jackson and Terrance Knighton. To make matters worse, Rinehart was the right guard on the field goal team that got bull rushed by Derek Wolfe before he blocked the kick midway through the second quarter. A poor showing in all aspects of the game.
All-Star Team of the Week: Week 15 - Gordon McGuinness
here were big performances from safeties around the league, but Weddle’s work against the run saw him stand out above the rest. He was no slouch in coverage either, allowing just two receptions as he finished the day having recorded four defensive stops.
Five Lessons from the Broncos Game - Ricky Henne
Nick Novak missed only one field goal all season, but he doubled that total on Sunday. The first attempt from 46 yards out was deflected by Derek Wolfe while his third try hit the left upright from 37 yards out.
NFL Divisional Rematches Study - Scott Kacsmar
The home team has won 55.6 percent of divisional games from 2002-2013. Maybe the familiarity with each other has an impact there, because home teams have won 58.6 percent of non-divisional games and 59.9 percent of non-conference games (the least familiar opponents a team will play). When teams know each other so well, something like home field should become less important because even the experience of playing in that environment is already known to the opponent.
No offense gives Chargers no chance - Kevin Acee (UT$)
"I believe deep down we could beat either of these teams," Rivers said, referring to Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning and Tom Brady of the New England Patriots, who beat the Chargers 23-14 last Sunday. "I also believe they’re better than us right now … A huge part of that is on the offensive side. Our defense held two of the best to ever play the game to 23 and 22. We didn’t do our part."