Okay, now that the Chargers (3-2) have shaken off the big loss at New Orleans (1-4) it’s time to look at what went wrong and what needs to be fixed. Two big areas that need repair are the big pass play and run consistency.
The Chargers were looking great in the first half of the game, but took their foot off the gas in the second half. In the first half, Rivers completed all of his passes 15 yards or longer. In the second half, Rivers didn’t complete a single pass over 15 yards. What changed at halftime? This is a no brainer, the consistency in the passing game must improve for the Chargers to put up a win.
While the pass must stay consistent, the running game needs to stay consistent as well. Mathews was running all over the Saints defense and then in the fourth quarter things got switched up. Mathews did not touch the ball inside 8:50 left in the game (one incomplete attempt at :28). If something is working, why not continue?
It’s time for Norv Turner to start paying attention to what is going on during the game. Whatever was going on could have been adjusted and corrected while the game was being played, it was not. Jared Gaither could have been called to the sideline when obviously hurt, he was not. The bogus penalties could have been debated, they were not. Maybe getting rid of Norv Turner is the key to the win?