The San Diego Chargers defense made a handful of plays today. A great interception by Jason Verrett, a tackle for a six-yard loss on 3rd down by Denzel Perryman, and a forced fumble on special teams by Jerry Attaochu all stood out. They are a solid core for Tom Telesco to build around and hopefully, the next coaching staff finds a way to feature their talents more.
On offense, Javontee Herndon looked good. He certainly made the beginning of an argument for why he should be in the team's plans for 2016. Philip Rivers played decently most of the day, but he did not get a great deal of help. Melvin Gordon was once again featured by Frank Reich. Once again, he looked average at best. Multiple times during the game he found himself with open space to run and was tackled by the first defender he had an opportunity to make miss.
Malcom Floyd dropped a ball that would have been an easy 58-yard touchdown that would have completely changed the complexion of the game with just over 10 minutes left in the 4th quarter.
The Chargers offense attempted a quality 2-minute drill, but they came up short. It was probably Rivers' best series of the game, but it was too much to ask against the Chiefs in Arrowhead.
Tamba Hali, in particular, wreaked havoc on the Chargers' offensive line. He is the Chiefs' most disruptive player and the offensive line (and tight ends and backs) continually allowed him to run free to blow up plays.