At the end of the half, The score is 28-25, with the visitors holding on despite a 22 point surge by the home team in the 2nd quarter.
I received the ball to begin the 2nd half, feeling comfortable with where I was sitting, only three points down. After almost completely abandoning the run in the first half, I thought it was time to get Melvin Gordon in the game. 2 passes for 31 yards, and 2 rushes by MG for 27 yards put me in prime position on the 2 yard line, where Rivers passes it to Tyrell Williams on the WR screen and lets him work his magic. PAT good by Travis Coons.
On the ensuing kickoff, the visitors decided to kneel the ball in the end zone for a touchback. A broken up pass by Trevor Williams led the Chargers to 2nd and 10. Bosa comes off the edge, sacking Rivers for a 10 yard loss.
The very next play was a sack strip and recovered by Brandon Mebane to the 2 yard line. This looked like a chance to go up by two scores.
Unfortunately, an incomplete pass, followed by a -5 yard screen to Tyrell Williams, followed by a pass broken up by Trevor Williams, put the Chargers on the 7 yard line, losing 5 yards on the drive. The chip shot field goal by Coons is good.
After a 39 yard return by Branden Oliver, the visiting Chargers went on a 6 play, 65 yard drive, culminating in a pass to a wide open Keenan Allen in the back of the end zone. A quick 2 point conversion to Tyrell Williams put the visitors up going into the 4th quarter.
We will return with the finale to this four part series shortly. You won’t want to miss it!