We all have different opinions on what makes a good play. Some say it’s a hit from Shaun Phillips so hard across the middle ending in someones helmet flying 10 yards across field. Some would say it’s Ryan Mathews spinning out of a tackle, planting his hand to stay upright and then breaking away for another 30 yards. What we can all agree on is that whether it be a one hand catch, trick play, hard hit, ankle-breaking juke, or a collision that makes you hurt just watching it, we love to see our Bolts in action.
So here are my top 5 favorite Chargers moments over the past decade. I would love to see every bolt fan who reads this to add their own in a comment below! Here we go.
#5 – Game against Dallas Cowboys: short dump off pass to Sproles who runs for 5 yards and then the ball is stripped out of his hand. The ball is picked up by the Dallas defense and they’re going to take it to the house, but wait! Philip Rivers is there to light him up! Haha. This is not a big time highlight but I love it in the sense that it shows us just how much pride and effort he plays with.
#4 – This one makes the list just for being against the Bronco’s. We line up in punt formation and when its snapped, Mike Tolbert busts loose across the middle and Mike Scifres lays the ball right where it needs to be and we convert for the 1st down. No 4th down conversion is a small time play versus the Bronco’s.
#3 – Against the Seahawks, Philip Rivers has 0:36 seconds left on the game clock. He drops back, Vincent Jackson breaks free of DOUBLE COVERAGE and Rivers puts it right in between his numbers.
#2 – It’s a playoff game versus the Colts, and LT is out of the game. 5’6″ Darren Sproles rips the Indianapolis defense apart to almost single handedly push through the final drive for the Bolts to win in overtime.
#1 – The Minnesota Vikings attempt a long field goal right before half time. The kick is up, and…… It’s short! Antonio Cromartie snags it and takes it back to the house for the longest scoring play in NFL history! His foot was literally on the paint.
Now that you’ve seen mine, what are yours?