The San Diego Chargers dropped another game against a team that they should have beat. They lost another road game, and this time to the St. Louis Rams. This is the same Rams that finished last season with 1 win. Here is a list of things that went wrong in this game:
Chargers Slow Start – The San Diego Chargers only scored 3 points in the first half. They had to battle back from a 17-3 deficit on the road. The Chargers have needed to fight back from big deficits in all 4 of their losses.
Turnovers – The Chargers had another turnover in the end zone on an interception thrown by Philip Rivers. Malcom Floyd lost on a jump ball. This possession should have resulted in points and was another opportunity lost and 3 points that were taken off the board.
Kaeding – It was a long field goal attempt at 49 yards, but you have to at least get a clean attempt up. He slipped on turf! Are you serious, there is no rain and it is not grass!
QB Protection – The QB protection was supposed to be better with the return of McNeill to the lineup. We gave up 7 sacks today! The Chargers made no adjustments and kept allowing the Rams to pressure Rivers.
Dropped Balls - The Chargers had A LOT of dropped balls that killed drives. Antonio Gates had one before he had to leave the game with an injury and Buster Davis had more than I can count. I guess Philip Rivers should stop hitting players in the hands with his passes.
Injuries - The Chargers lost Antonio Gates and Malcom Floyd in the first half and they were already playing this game without Legedu Naanee. The only options for wide receivers were Buster Davis, Patrick Crayton, and Special Teams player Richard Goodman. The passing game got stronger as the game went on, but it took them a while to gain a rhythm.
This game was embarrassing and should have been a win for the Chargers. I guess our win streak does not start this week. It may not even happen this year. This team is supposedly Norv Turner’s best team that he has had and he has already 4 losses this season.