The Morning Charge - 11/25/10

Antoine Cason stood in front of a bank of television cameras, dissecting Sunday’s pivotal matchup with Peyton Manning and the Indianapolis Colts when, out of nowhere, the assembled media frantically packed up and left.

Prior to wide receiver Patrick Crayton undergoing left wrist surgery today, San Diego Chargers coach Norv Turner said that Crayton could return in two to three weeks.

That sounds a bit optimistic, but it’s hard to say.

The Chargers did get Pro Bowl wide receiver Vincent Jackson back at practice today after being removed from the roster exempt list

If the Indianapolis Colts fall Sunday night, it probably wouldn’t be as devastating as the other recent losses they’ve been handed by the San Diego Chargers.

It still would have to sting pretty badly.

“There (weren’t) too many games I watched,” said the prodigal receiver outside the locker room Wednesday afternoon at Chargers Park. “Some of them were blacked out.”

You may think that the Chargers have Indy’s number, but that’s not quite true. The Chargers have won four of the last five games between these teams, and two of those knocked the Colts out of the playoffs. On the other hand, the recent history of this series really includes six games. If you are going to include a win by the pre-Rivers, Schottenheimer-coached 2005 Chargers, you really should also include the Colts’ 2004 win as well. That makes it four out of six, and in five of those six games, the margin of victory was less than a touchdown.

That’s some serious exposure for MVP candidate Philip Rivers, and it could the last time the Chargers play in prime time until the postseason — if they make it to the playoffs and get placed in a night slot.

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