Chargers vs Broncos: Hot N Cold


Craziness of a game! It should have a been a blowout, but we let off the gas in the second half and let the Broncos crawl right back into it. Tim Tebow had all day to throw the ball and was making a mess of our defense. We survived and snuck out of Denver with a 4-1 record. I guess that is all that should matter.

Here are the Hot N Cold from Sunday:

HOT

Nick “Nails” Novak
5-for-5 in his field goal attempts and perfect as a San Diego Charger on the season. He is one of the few things that are consistent on the team right now.

4-1
I guess we should never complain for a 4-1 record (but we still do)! There is still a lot of potential on this team that we are not living up to. We will take the wins while we are waiting to see the team explode!

Ryan Mathews
The kid is killing it and pushed through all his scraped and bruises to put up career numbers. He carried the offense in the first half and is a huge weapon on the offense.

BYE Week
Dang we needed this BYE week (I think we say this every year though)!  It’s a good time to rest up all these injuries and gain a head of steam for the back end of the schedule.

COLD

Turnovers
They disappeared against Miami, but they were back again this weekend! An interception for a score and a fumble that nobody on the Chargers wanted to pick up. We need to take care of that ball!

Red Zone Offense
1-for-5 in our Red Zone offense! We  need to score TOUCHDOWNS when we get the ball that far. We couldn’t put the ballgame away and those 16 points left floating in the air would have made the game unreachable. Hopefully the return of Antonio Gates will help.

Injuries
We finished the game with only one running back available. Jacob Hester had to take all the carries at the end of the game and Randy McMichael had to step up as the full back. It was a hard hitting game, but we ran out of depth at the position.

Second Half
Did we run a prevent offense with our prevent defense for the whole half? I thought we were a second half team? We scored only 6 points in the second half and that 3-man rush has been terrible all season. We still keep going to the well hoping for good things. Next time we should go for the kill!

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  • shantelle1109

    No, you can’t just blame it on Merriman either, Chargers (and Broncos) defense ate it yesterday. Why didn’t they stop the Broncos on that 4th & Goal? Why didn’t they stop Broncos crazy 2-point attempt?-http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D1RYn5I203Q