First of all I would like to say HOLY COW! Who are these Chargers and can they keep this up?? Second, if Norv Turner is actually running the show out there then he can stay. What? Seriously, I was as surprised as you when the thought popped into my head. I’m not saying this is the most exciting play calling I have ever seen, but it is efficient. At the end of the day, you need to move the chains and that is what is going on.
Let’s recap. Hello Dante Rosario! The tight end had three touchdown catches for the first time in his NFL career. I was expecting Gates to have a big day, I had no idea Rosario was going to step in and show us that he is the real deal. Our favorite QB Philip Rivers got his first interception of the season, but we are way ahead of where we were going into game three last year. Rivers also had 284 yards passing with three touchdowns. Jackie Battle showed us that he can step up too, 69 yards and two touchdowns. Mathews can take his sweet time healing with so many guys showing us they are in it to win it on offense.
The line still needs some work. I’m talking to you Hal Hunter! Poor Philip was on the ground way too many times. We need to fix this before Rivers gets hurt.
Let’s not forget about our defense. They gave Locker such a hard time that I almost felt sorry for him (almost). Everyone looked great and Weddle showed his amazing talent yet again with an interception on Locker. Defense looks very solid. I am not sure why I have seen both the Raiders and the Titans throwing to the left most of the time. Perhaps Cason needs to get tighter on his coverage?
One of the biggest things we an take away from this game is the display of discipline. The Titans had eight penalties for 59 yards while the Chargers had only four penalties for 41 yards. This is on the heels of the game in Oakland where the Raiders had nine penalties for 78 yards while the Chargers only had six for 35.
Beating the Titans for the ninth consecutive time with a huge defensive showing on the day the Chargers retired Junior Seau’s number was a big show of respect in my opinion. No one on the current squad played with Junior and I suspect only a handful even met him. But the outpouring of emotion and sportsmanship was unlike any Chargers team I have seen on the field in a decade.
I like what I’m seeing boys, let’s keep it going.