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Open Thread: San Diego Chargers with 7-3 lead over Pittsburgh Steelers at halftime

The San Diego Chargers started out very fast against the Pittsburgh Steelers but had a bit of trouble in the second quarter. They still have the lead at halftime, though.

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Boy, that first offensive drive was great for the San Diego Chargers, huh? Antonio Gates! He's back! He's great!

After that drive, I have no idea what the offense is doing and I don't think that quite know either. Lots of unsuccessful plays to Melvin Gordon with a few failed bombed down field and a heaping helping of screens, screens, and more screens.

Long story short, the offensive line is still a problem. Early on, Rivers counter-acted that with quick passes. Then, they switched to the screens. Chris Hairston and Joe Barksdale, who are among the only "healthy" Chargers offensive linemen, left the game and are questionable to return. As a result, an injured Chris Watt is at LG and I'm not even sure who is playing the tackle spots anymore. I think Kenny Wiggins is at RT and....whatever, it doesn't matter.

The Chargers defense has done a great job of slowing down Michael Vick, daring him to throw deep, but they haven't done so well against Le"Veon Bell (who has 105 all-purpose yards at halftime). Luckily, they haven't given up a touchdown yet and they still have a lead!

The San Diego offense will need to do something to give the defense a breather every now and then, but I wouldn't be surprised to see this end up as a low-scoring affair.