The Chargers claim they are happy with being 4-4 at midseason because they are in the thick of the race in the AFC West. However, the Bolts’ performance over the first eight games leaves little to celebrate and San Diego could easily fall short of the playoffs for the third consecutive season.
On Sunday, when the Chargers reunite with now-Buccaneers wide receiver Vincent Jackson, the quarterback won’t share the field with his former teammate. He won’t be asked to tackle him. He won’t have to cover him
The Chargers defensive end had a breakthrough first half of the year, building on a full offseason and stretch of improved play at the end of his rookie campaign. He’ll look to continue that Sunday against a Buccaneers offense that has averaged 36 points over the past four games.