Dec 16, 2012; San Diego, CA, USA; San Diego Chargers tight end Antonio Gates (85) celebrates after scoring the Chargers only touchdown in a 31-7 loss tot he Carolina Panthers at Qualcomm Stadium. Gates tied former Cargers wide receiver Lance Alworth for the most touchdown receptions in club history with 81 on the play. Mandatory Credit: Jake Roth-USA TODAY Sports

Carolina Panthers at San Diego Chargers – Points of interest


Let’s recap what happened yesterday.  We all know that the San Diego Chargers lost… again (31-7), so instead of breaking it down I will just give you the highlights and lowlights.

Highlight:

Antonio Gates got a record:  Gates’ 81st touchdown as a Charger. This ties him with Pro Football Hall of Famer Lance Alworth for first place all-time in franchise history for touchdown receptions.

Lowlights:

Rivers fumbled four times, two for a loss.

Ryan Mathews broke his other clavicle.

Now that the Chargers are 5-9 they clinched their first losing season since 2003.

Sorry my friends, we still have next year.  #boltup

ChargerGirl Cindi

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  • Lenzo Vaca

    what happened to the philip rivers and gloves he wore against the steelers????????????

    • http://boltbeat.com/ ChargerGirl Cindi

      I was thinking the same thing!!!!!

  • http://www.facebook.com/lostkiara Stefanie Smith

    Rivers is shell shocked. Skittish. Can you blame him? Thanks to the guys they put in on the o-line from off the street, it got even worse. Thanks again to AJ and management.