Norv history could cut against Chargers - Tom Krasovic (UT$)
If not for Peyton Manning joining the AFC West in the spring of 2012, I think the scenario not crazy that both Smith and Norv would still work at Chargers Park.
Week 2 Quick Reads - Vincent Verhei
Six of Woodhead's runs gained at least 3 yards, and he picked up three first downs. His receiving numbers were interesting. He only had one first down, and three of his catches met the criteria for failed completions. However, since those failed completions produced good yardage in very long-yardage situations (an 11-yard gain on third-and-12, a 12-yard gain on third-and-15, and a 6-yard gain on first-and-20), and since the receiving baseline for running backs is very low, each of these plays had positive DYAR. Woodhead also had a 19-yard catch on second-and-20.
Week 2 DVOA Ratings - Aaron Schatz
The 2002 Chargers started the year by beatingCincinnati 34-6 on the road, then Houston 24-3 at home. But even at thetime, it was clear that you had to consider the opponents. Cincinnati was26th in DVOA the year before, and finished 29th in 2002. Houston was anexpansion team. The Chargers blew their 4-0 start when the schedule gotharder and finished 8-8.
Chargers-Bengals Hangover: Run game, line of scrimmage & turnover probs - Annie Heilbrun (video)
Here are three thoughts in the aftermath of the Chargers’ 24-19 loss to the Bengals:
Jimmy Wilson makes his mark in expanded role for Chargers - Eric Williams
"I think it went good," Wilson said. "I was able to settle down early in the game and start making plays. I think there were four plays in a row where I had a couple pressures on the quarterback, recovered a fumble and made a big hit on the sideline.