Unlikely Indy Upset

For the team that shouldn’t be, they sure made a statement on Sunday. The San Diego Chargers defeated the reigning Super Bowl champion Indianapolis Colts 28-24. The experts are no doubt exasperated.

The game was a back-and-forth match of will and desire. Neither side of the ball was letting up.

In the second half disaster struck as Phillip Rivers and LaDainian Tolmlinson went to the sideline due to injury. Enter career backup quarterback Billy Volek. Even when the Bolts looked down and out, they never faltered, never flailed against the favored Colts team. San Diego showed incredible resolve and depth in relying on Volek to lead the team to victory. The Chargers defense stepped up and played big time, playoff-style football to beat the Colts and bring their team to the next level.

The victory will no doubt be short lived as their next opponent is a juggernaut who happens to be really good at not losing.

This AFC Championship Game might just be the most important contest in the history of the Chargers franchise. It eclipses the Super Bowl they played in. Never before have they taken the field against such a fantastic foe.

If they can dislodge the New England Patriots from their throne then the Chargers can forever be a mark on the record of what is one of the best seasons this fair sport has ever seen. Being a footnote is not what the Chargers want ultimately, however. It’s all about the Super Bowl, and the Bolts are now one game away from booking a flight to Arizona.  The only thing standing in their way is quite possibly one of the best teams ever. But the Colts were pretty good, too.

Topics: AFC Championship Game, Patriots, Rivers Tomlinson, Super Bowl, Volek

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  • Ferris

    Amen Brotha…GO BOLTS!!!!!!!

  • http://www.BoltBeat.com Johnny Heck

    Momentum, momentum, momentum. Chargers need to roll into Foxborough and not look back.

  • avgmofo

    -This game was proof positive that P Riv is not a great QB. Charger fans should be thanking the Dolphins for their gift of Chambers to open up Jackson on single coverage so he can catch some balls. Because of that, Volek got the job done. Billy Volek. . . Billy. . . Volek                                -The Chargers had a chance going into last weeks game, forget this one. -Be glad Norv isn’t on his way out the door and got a chance to prove his team can finish, even when injury ridden.                                                   -The Pats D-Line and Linebacker core can hurt your QB so much  more than the Colts, without Freeney especially. Castillo and Merriman (hey they both used illegal performance enhancers) aren’t going to have the same kind of games they had against O-Lines of Tennessee and Indy.       -Sproles, Turner (If LT isn’t 100%) and Cromartie have got to come up big for the Bolts to have a chance.                                                         Good Luck! 

  • http://www.BoltBeat.com Johnny Heck

    Chargers may not be great, but he did show some skill chucking the ball the field up through the third quarter. Volek took over and won the game, for sure. This one is going to come down to the Chargers defense… more on that later.

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