Rivers Fumbles. Fumbles Again. And Again. And One More. Chargers Lose

We destroy the Steelers in Pittsburgh. Then we forgot how to play football. The defense got beat. The offense looked haggard. It was a total team effort in looking awful.

Philip Rivers led the charge by fumbling the ball 4 times. He lost two of those fumbles. Ryan Mathews had an opportunity to get a ton of carries and in true Ryan Mathews fashion, left the game with an injury after 4 carries. So happy that Danario Alexander practiced those dunks in practice, it helped him to ZERO catches today.

Sure looks like Norv got those boys ready to play some football. Playoff hopes were slim to dead, now they are in zombie mode. No chance that we will be sniffing the playoff this year and this will be the first losing season in Philip Rivers’ career.

Of course, former Chargers RB Mike Tolbert was able to get his boogie on in the end zone a couple of times against his former team. Tolbert finished the game with a pair of scores and 40 yards rushing. The Chargers finished the game with only 164 yards in offense.

Panthers 31 – Chargers 7

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  • http://www.facebook.com/pete.spinning Pete Spinning

    The curse of “A.J.’s discarded players” continues. People talk about Spikes being bad juju… I think that every player A.J. has ever let walk has gotten their revenge now. Mike Tolbert was just about the last one on the list. We didn’t face Gregory this year, but he already had a monster game against the Jets out in New England. That is his revenge, after never even coming close to anything like that while in SD.

    Bring on the good draft picks!!!! Woo Hoo!!!

  • arnie

    Ernie perspective. Ron Rivera, Rob Chudinski, Rob Tuner (Norv’s son) know what Norv does. Chud is the only other coach that could call Norv’s playbook. Ron practiced against Norv. what were we expecting to happen? oh an tolbert was pretty good.

    “Tolbert left the Chargers as a free agent last offseason, and although he said the club offered him plenty of money, he also said the Chargers’ front office rather irked him during the negotiations.

    Asked if the chafing was similar to that experienced by other former Chargers, he said, “absolutely.”

    thanks AJ

    • http://boltbeat.com/ Ernie Padaon

      How does that explain the defense that lied down. That first fumble by Philip was ridiculous. Shouldn’t Norv be as familiar with Ron?

      • arnie

        that thought has some merit, but that also goes back to context. What has Norv done that has showed he can consistently come up with plays that produce? We’ve all accused him of being vanilla an predictable. Norv does not change his game plan. Part of the problem when you play from behind, your defense has to play extremely conservative. second Coach Pagano, was “under” Ron for a year an half. third Ron, Rob an Turner Jr. knew what Norv was going to do. so preparing wasn’t that hard. the defense’s hand were tied, and the panthers, with the lead, were allowed to gamble more, an attack.

        What i’m saying is, Ron was going to go after Norvs’ schemes’ and Norv did nothing to stop it.