Morning Dump


My humps, my humps… happy hump day! 2000 tix have to be sold for the blackout to be lifted for Sunday Night Football. We should be able to get that done for Snapdragon Stadium or whatever they are calling it this weekend.

Three NFL teams have already decided to fire their head coaches this season. Which other coaches are on the proverbial hot seat, and when will more firings come down?

Don’t look now, but the Chargers are putting on their annual late-season surge just in time for the Ravens to visit Sunday night. It must be maddening for Chargers fans, but under fifth-year coach Norv Turner, the Chargers are a totally different team in December than they are in September.

Last week, the Chargers failed to sell all non-premium tickets to their home game against the Bills.  This week, the Chargers have 2,000 tickets to sell in order to avoid a second straight blackout.

Last week: The Ravens’ defense feasted on the visiting Colts, restricting them to 167 offensive yards in a 24-10 victory. It was Baltimore’s fourth straight win and sixth in its past seven games. The triumph inched the Ravens closer to a fourth consecutive playoff berth, something they can clinch with a win Sunday against the Chargers.

Even though the Chargers have been struggling this year, they’ve played better the last few weeks. And even though quarterback Philip Rivers has been up and down, San Diego is starting to awaken on offense.