Chargers got pushed around - Tom Krasovic (UT$)
It was an up and down day for Verrett, who had tight coverage on tight end Tyler Eifert but saw Andy Dalton thread the needle for a first down. The quick cornerback also couldn't corral shifty Gio Bernard (20-123) in the open field, leading to some 10 extra yards.
Lack of consistency on O-line put Philip Rivers in harm's way- Eric Williams
"You have to have that next-man-up mentality," Franklin said. "We’ve got to be able to take care of business. The fact of the matter is as an offensive line we came up here and didn’t do what we were supposed to do."
Chargers-Bengals Grades | NFL Week 2 - John Breitenbach
The Chargers defense looked light on pass rushers coming into the season, and that’s proved to be the case through the first two games. LOLB Melvin Ingram (-5.2) had a terrible game against the Bengals. He was shutout as a pass rusher and committed a pair of penalties. In run defense, he made just a single stop but missed two tackles. Finally, he graded as the worst Charger in coverage with a -1.9 grade. Overall, it was a day to forget for Ingram, who has a lot of pressure on him to disrupt opposing QBs this season.
Worst players at every position for Week 2 - Bryson Vesnaver
The good thing about Ingram is that he didn’t struggle mightily at one thing—he just struggled a fair amount at two things. He made only one defensive stop, and missed three tackles (one was nullified by penalty). He also didn’t record a single QB pressure.
Bolts Know Cutting Down Turnovers is Crucial - Ricky Henne
"It’s way too many," he said, repeating twice for emphasis. "Way too many. It’s something we have to cut back on…This is the NFL. We value the football. They understand that. It’s not like we’re going out there Sunday afternoon trying to turn the football over. That’s 32 teams and every football team in America (that) values the football."