The San Diego Chargers are making that signature push to get to the playoffs. This week’s victim was the Indianapolis Colts. The Chargers were traveling out to Indianapolis and have only had one win on the road this season. Even though the Chargers have had a good history against the Colts, the games are always a struggle and a battle.
First off we have to look at what happened earlier in the day around the AFC West. We also learned that the Raiders dropped their game against Miami, and a win would put us a game up on them. The Chiefs beat up on the Seattle Seahawks which put a lot more pressure on our Bolts to keep pace with the Chiefs. We needed to get this WIN!
The Colts came out on their first drive and marched down the field and passed the ball in to Jacob Tamme for the score. The Chargers defense needed to respond and the offense looked like they had to be on top of their game to stay pace with the high flying Colts offense. The number 1 DEFENSE in the league then woke up and started to put in work!!
After putting in a Nate Kaeding field goal to tighten the score to 7-3 the Chargers started knockin Peyton Manning around. Peyton was pressured all day and threw a couple of picks for San Diego TDs. In a season where the Chargers offense has been carrying the team with their high flying passing game, the number 1 “silent assassin” defense stepped in and scored more TDs than the offense. Kevin Burnett intercepted a pass for a TD and Eric Weddle also intercepted a pass for a score. The defense finished with 4 interceptions total in the game and a fumble recovery by Paul Oliver. Stephen Cooper and Antoine Cason added the other interceptions in the game. The defense was only able to sack Manning once, but they hit him 5 times. They held the rushing game to only 24 yards on the ground. This game was dominated by the defense.
Mike Toldozer Tolbert looks like he wants to take the starting running back job with another great performance today. He added his 3rd 100 yard rushing game of the season and scored another TD on the year. That gives him a total of 8 scores on the season. In Nate Kaeding’s second game back from injury, he was responsible for 18 points on the board outscoring the entire Indianapolis team. He was 5 for 5 on his field goals and added 3 extra points.
Philip Rivers just managed the game beautifully and played mistake free football. Vincent Jackson went down early with an injury and he had to check down to his secondary receivers more than usual today. Antonio Gates was the leading receiver with 46 yards. The offense only was able to score 1 TD in the game and had to settle for 5 field goals. They will need to convert more of those field goals into TDs as we roll along further in the season.
Overall, the DEFENSE dominated the game. The offense managed to play mistake free and the special teams made all their plays. It was a dominating performance by our boys and we need to look forward to a home game against the Oakland Raiders. We will need to keep rolling and keep putting those wins in our pockets!
Chargers 36 – Colts 14
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