After I tortured myself with exercise, at a big breakfast burrito and did a little retail therapy I felt recovered enough to look at the numbers from Monday’s game. The 3-3 San Diego Chargers had some decent numbers. Some of the highlights were 23 first downs, where the 3-3 Denver Broncos only had 18. Mathews had 74 yards rushing and 19 receiving. His best performance of the season. Gates had 81 yards and two touchdowns. All sounds good right?
Unfortunately, as we all know, there were some pretty big lows as well. Including, nine penalties for 64 yards, the Bronco’s had 10 for 81. One interception return for 81 yards should be in the Chargers highlights right? Nope, the Broncos had four for 61 yards and a couple of those just happened to be pick sixes. Finally, while the Chargers put up three touchdowns, the Broncos had five… in the second half. Ugh.
This was a huge wake up call. There is so much to work on during the bye week and it could not have come at a better time. Review, repair, rebuild, rework and then back on the road. We may be tied for first place, but we can fix this. We can fix this. The Chargers CAN fix this.
Have faith, believe and boltup!