Chargers Beat Raiders: Grading the Bolts With Animated Gifs

September 10, 2012; Oakland, CA, USA; San Diego Chargers linebacker Shaun Phillips (95, left), linebacker Takeo Spikes (51), and linebacker Shaun Phillips (95) celebrate after a play during the fourth quarter against the Oakland Raiders at O.co Coliseum. The Chargers defeated the Raiders 22-14. Mandatory Credit: Kelley L Cox-US PRESSWIRE

Letter grades are for schools and for newspapers! Everyone else and their mamas will be doing the letter grades. We will be grading the Chargers each weeek with animated gifs instead.

The Chargers Offense:

What a boring performance from the offense. The running game looked horrid and the passing game only made a couple of plays that were exciting. That pass to Robert Meachem down the sideline was awesome though. The special teams gave the offense so many short fields and they only came up with one touchdown in the game.

The Chargers Defense:

They were unimpressive for most of the game, but then they turned it up toward the end of the game. Melvin Ingram ended the first drive by forcing a fumble and then the rest of the game the defense was trying to hold the Raiders to field goals instead of touchdowns. The Raiders seemed like they could move the ball down the field and convert third downs the whole first half, but never came up with the touchdown. The defense stepped up in the second half though and made plays.

The Chargers Special Teams:

Nate Kaeding nailed five field goals and kept drilling the ball down the field on the kickoffs. The special teams made the game changing plays with the help of Raiders long snapper Travis Goethel. Eddie Royal looks like he will break off some long punt returns this season. It will be an exciting unit to see this season.

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  • bolthead612

    Didn’t SP95 get two sacks on Palmer? Bc if he did, like im thinking, someone needs to call NFL Network and let them know theres 32 teams in the NFL! They were showing leaders in sacks, ints, tackles etc. they didn’t even have SP95 on there! Im tired of every network only catering to select teams! BOLT UP!!!

    • http://boltbeat.com/ Ernie Padaon

      Yes he did… 2 sacks for SP95… No respect for the Bolts just yet

      Ernie Padaon

  • Eduardo E.

    cant blame the network, how many times have they been lead on by the chargers to only be disappointed

  • Tim Wilson

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  • Kenny Redman

    I don’t know…..I’m dancing after
    seeing our defense. Our front seven clogged up the line, forcing almost all the
    runs to the outside. The last time I can remember holding an elite back to so
    little yards, while also minimizing the passing game was back in early 2000
    when we held Cory Dillon to 10 rushing yards.

    • http://boltbeat.com/ Ernie Padaon

      i know what you mean… I guess I still am a little tentative on putting that emotion out there. I see the potential and am excited for it, but still have it all bottled up for a bit.

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