What we learned against the Denver Broncos

Ok let’s get into it, this is the way the San Diego Chargers can play! If you read my “keys to unlocking a victory” article earlier this week, you will notice that the Chargers completed everything they needed to do to win.

  • Pressure

Shaun Phillips lead the defense tonight with two sacks, including causing  Kyle Orton to throw an interception to defensive back Antone Cason. The defense showed up in a great way after giving up a touchdown on the Broncos first drive and slowed down a thriving Broncos offense to 14 points.

  • We ran the ball!

Mike Tolbert, aka yogi bear as he is known to his teammates, had 25 carries for 111 yards and 1 touchdown, which kept the Broncos guessing what head coach Norv Turner was going to throw at them. We controlled the clock, spread the field, and exposed the Broncos defense on one of the biggest stages in the NFL.

  • Specials Teams

No blocked punts! Yea! Also the play that turned the game around for the Chargers, Punter Mike Scifres fakes the punt and throws a pass to Mike Tolbert for 28 yards and a first down. Finally we are playing good on all sides of the ball, and Steve Crosby can breathe a sigh of relief.

  • Wrap up

The offensive line only gave up 1 sack the whole game, even with right guard Louis Vasquez sitting out with a injury.

Patrick Crayton came in and played very well catching 3 passes for 105 yards and a touchdown. Crayton did leave the game after landing on his wrist in the endzone after his touchdown catch.  Darren Sproles, Jacob Hester, and Malcom Floyd each had a touchdown catch.

Phillip Rivers=MVP, and here is why, 233 yards passing with 4 touchdown throws. Great game by the Chargers,  playing the way we know they can, hopefully next year they start early instead of waiting till November and December to get hot.

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Tags: Antoine Cason Darren Sproles Denver Broncos Jacob Hester Kyle Orton Malcom Floyd Mike Scifres Mike Tolbert Norv Turner Patrick Crayton Philip Rivers

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