Sep 15, 2013; Philadelphia, PA, USA; San Diego Chargers place kicker Nick Novak (9) celebrates kicking the game winning field goal late in the fourth quarter against the Philadelphia Eagles at Lincoln Financial Field. The Chargers defeated the Eagles 33-30. Mandatory Credit: Howard Smith-USA TODAY Sports

Chargers 33 - Eagles 30: Chargers Offense Outshines Eagles Offense

I finally got a chance to check out that win by our boys. That game was all kinds of crazy. I may have lost my mind watching this game LIVE. How is everyone’s heart after that madness?

The offense was moving that football down the field and controlled that game. The Philly fans were getting anxious watching out guys do work. I loved that we controlled that aspect of the game and I think that is something that we can do all the time. The offensive line was great today and the backs helped a ton with those blitzes. You get Philip Rivers some time with the football and he will burn that defense over and over again.

What is up with the fumbles. Antonio Gates with one. Ryan Mathews doing what he normally does. Fozzy Whittaker with another. Hold onto that football guys.

Malcom Floyd was so good before he had to leave the game. He stretched that field and kept making plays down the field. Eddie Royal is playing out of his mind right now. A hat trick of touchdowns from Royal and was making all kinds of plays for the team. Antonio Gates was big and showed that he still has that ridiculous ability to get open in small spaces. Having Royal and Gates playing the way that they are has been huge for the offense.

On defense, no Bront Bird… which was genius. The Chargers went with Reggie Walker for a ton of the game in the middle and Eric Weddle was in the box a ton. There definitely were big plays that were made from them, but we limited that offense and found a way to slow down all that hype.

Fast pace offense and the ability to make some huge plays, but we made the stops when we needed them and made the stop at the end. We knocked out Mike Vick in a key series and forced the Eagles to use their back up quarterback, Nick Foles. We slowed them to that field goal and the Chargers were able to drive again for that winning field goal.

How many of you all were holding your breath when Novak had to kick that field goal? We have seen too much of Nate Kaeding blowing that kick in our past. Novak knocked it in and we have put ourselves on the map.

Philip Rivers picked up that offense and put it on his back today. Drove for the winning score and showed that he still can be one of the better quarterbacks in this league.

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  • arnie

    Ernie i guess that’s what “ELITE QB’s” do. Rivers put this team on his back, and put them in a position to win. Again.

    • Daryl Peek

      Lets not get too giddy over this one. Rivers was GREAT but this was the first end-of-game drive for victory since 2009. That is a big reason I’ve been so hard on PR.

      • arnie

        Who’s giddy? This is what I expected from PR. Been sayin’ that ever since i saw him in camp. Let’s look at it….
        Game #1 14/29 Completions. 48.3% Comp percentage. 195 Yds. 4 TD, 1 INT, 2 Sacks. 95.5% passer rating.
        Game #2 36/47 Comp. 76.6% Comp percentage. 419 Yds. 3 TD, 0 INT, 1 Sack. 124..3 passer rating.
        funny thing McCoy said PR could be have 70% Completion. There it is.

      • Ernie Padaon

        i will take all the joy that i can get out of this… don’t ruin my high.. ha

    • Thomas87

      I felt like the officiating was actually fair so we didint have to beat the refs also which seemed to help alot

      • arnie


  • Daryl Peek

    OK, the Donkeys just hit Nicks with the same type of hit M80 got and there was a flag? Can you say inconsistency!

  • Thomas87

    To be honest I thought we were going to get gassed early and get run over but WOW to my surprise… I loved our offense and the ability to control the clock.. Whiz did a great job until those two runs before the feild goal that puzzled me a little but I’m not a coach..only thing that really pissed me off was those fumbles!! Gates should have had better protection of the ball(sloppy the whole game) RM just can’t hold on to that damn ball!!! Our D needs WORK… We gave up way to many big plays.. Every deep ball by Vick was caught.. Our corners get beat constantly and I feel like that might become
    A trend… We will see …week 2 is a success in my book

    • Brandon

      Not every deep ball was caught. Jackson dropped two deep balls my friend. But I do see your point a lil bit. Jackson is just plain out fast.

      • Thomas87

        Your right 100%

      • arnie

        That’s why they need to play over the top with him. safety came over late, and there it is.

    • Ernie Padaon

      It could be a problem, but against the Eagles offense, I will give it a pass for now

    • Peter Thompson

      The timing wasn’t great, but didn’t they say that was Gates first fumble since 2008? I think he was thinking he was gonna try to stretch for a TD. He did drop a couple tho, agreed.

  • Thomas87

    I’m glad malcom is okay that looked terrible!!!

  • joerockt

    Lots of work to be done on defense. Wright was getting destroyed by Jackson. Zone defense is a complete mess.

  • Calman21

    7 TDs to 1 INT…pretty solid start. We shall see if his decision making continues to look good but I was impressed with all but a couple throws. The secondary is still horrendous….although in fairness it was mostly due to being unable to keep up with Jackson. The front 7 got adequate pressure all game but the Eagles line was better than I thought it would be. We contained the run game which was expected but wow we need to get better against the pass. I don’t feel like the Eagles lost this game… I feel like the Chargers actually won it. Also, we just gave other teams the blue print for beating them.

  • Sergio Quintero

    Interesting to see an offense actually designed to fit the limitations & strengths of the personnel, nice to see Rivers doing a Manning check with me offense in the line of scrimmage so well.

    I guess we shouldn’t be surprised with Ryan Mathews any more, you want to give him support and faith and he will always break your heart. I expect more of a rotation of the backs until Ryan earns more trust, which is unlikely.

    You don’t face D.Jackson and Andre Johnson every week but the corners are getting owned by the alpha receivers. No way I thought entering the game they would hold L.McCoy to under 60 yards, so really nice job there.

    What is the prognosis on Malcolm??

  • Sergio Quintero

    Rivers looked as good as he ever has looked, Philly’s D is awful but still he seems to have refound a good amount of his swagger.
    Offense built on audibles in the line seems to be a hit.
    Run defense outplayed any of my expectations.
    Royal & Brown seem to fit nicely into this offense, if they could get Malcolm back soon they could have a really great year offensively.

    Secondary continues to get torched, number 1 receiver are men against boys, and making it look too easy.
    Pass rush gets invisible a little too much
    Mathews and his fumbles in the red zone, the guy will get himself out of SD because of it, I expect a top 3 round back to be taken next years’ draft.

    Ugly (must be improved):
    After the hot start by Mathews in the first quarter the run game went away, it will be interesting to see the carries for Mathews next week.
    With Malcolm out Ladarius Green & Ajirotutu will be put in position to produce against the Titans, will Green turn potential into actual production.
    When will Brandon Taylor be in position to play?, as of right now Gilchrist while not horrible is not an asset on the field.
    Larry English where are you?, its time to make a play

  • MachoMenos

    Philip had a career game, statistically and mentally. He not only changed plays perfectly he managed the clocked perfectly. Amazing what a little time in the pocket will do to “fix” a QB.