Sep 22, 2013; Nashville, TN, USA; Tennessee Titans wide receiver Justin Hunter (15) catches a pass for the winning touchdown against San Diego Chargers cornerback Crezdon Butler (20) during the second half at LP Field. The Titans beat the Chargers 20-17. Mandatory Credit: Don McPeak-USA TODAY Sports

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Chargers blow 4th-quarter lead in losing 20-17 to Titans, snapping 9-game win 
Washington Post
The Chargers (1-2) also had a holding penalty on backup offensive lineman Rich Ohrnberger on second-and-6 that stalled the drive when they were trying to run out the clock. Rivers also picked up a flag for unsportsmanlike conduct for protesting an 

Locker rallies Titans to 20-17 win over Chargers
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Jake Locker helped the Titans end a skid against the San Diego Chargers that spanned two states and two decades. Locker threw a 34-yard touchdown pass to rookie Justin Hunter with 15 seconds left and the Titans rallied to beat 

Chargers sit RT DJ Fluker, LB Donald Butler against Titans who deactivate DT 
Washington Post
NASHVILLE, Tenn. — San Diego rookie right tackle D.J. Fluker and linebacker Donald Butler will not play against the Tennessee Titans on Sunday. The Chargers deactivated both with Fluker not cleared after a concussion in practice this week, while 

Chargers‘ last-ditch play ends with Philip Rivers playing soccer
The San Diego Chargers needed to score a touchdown with two seconds left to get a win over the Titans. Suffice it to say, their attempt to pick up that touchdown did not go as planned. It was supposed to be a hook-and-ladder play, and, for a second 

Chargers finally run one in
U-T San Diego
NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Nick Hardwick didn’t know it had been 358 carries (also, 35 trips into the red zone, 13 games, 55 quarters, 26 passing touchdowns, 11½ months) since the last time the Chargers scored a rushing touchdown. But he knew what it meant to 

Chargers finished before the finish
U-T San Diego
The Chargers were focused once again, after a week’s respite, on their inability to finish. But what should be their level of expectation to do so when they simply lack the horses? The Chargers even having a chance to be victorious in their two losses 


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  • Rob Base

    I hope that they rebound next Sunday that loss yesterday was a embarrassment, not just for the Bolts but for us fans!

    • Jordan

      I agree man, If we lose we lose. I can take a loss! It’s just how we lose is what gets me

  • Tom Spalsbury

    Win or lose. That’s my squad and we’ll get better. Were a force and we’ll get better !

  • Corby

    Okay, I get it, probably just an off day for the Chargers. But why does Phillip Rivers insist on acting like a spoiled little 5 year old child rich kid when things don’t go his way?…. It’s embarrassing! I can’t think of any other player in the NFL who is known for behaving in such an adolescent juvenile fashion. Grow up, face adversity, and behave like a professional.

    • Stefanie Smith

      Then you don’t watch much football. What about Flacco? He does it. There are many. You will regularly see team members jawing it with the refs. Aaron Rodgers blew a head fuse with that erroneous call in Seattle. Remember that?

      Heck, I wish someone raised cain with the erroneous call that the NFL admits was in error–in the Houston game. Someone has to check these refs when they are clearly out of line. You aren’t a Rivers fan. That’s okay. Just don’t blame him for stuff done by three quarters of the NFL QBs and players.

      • Daryl Peek

        Not that bad Stefanie. PR needs to temper his attitude, especially with the refs. He’s had that mouthy persona from the jump. I’m cool with it as a fiery competitor but he takes it too far at times. It seems his chip is a little larger than normal this year. Gotta humble himself a bit like Brady did when he went outta bounds HAM. Just saying

        • Stefanie Smith

          Yes, that bad. Aaron Rodgers walked off the field and refused to come back. He just didn’t get a penalty., Yes, that bad.

          • Daryl Peek

            PR has a history as I said. We can’t worry about what other QB’s are or aren’t getting called for. I’m sure MM will say this to PR. As far as checking the refs on bad calls, that’s McCoy’s job. BTW, that was the correct call by the refs, that PR was arguing. We were on the good side of the Zebra’s flags in this game. Up til the point of the PR blow up we had gotten the benefit of two swallowed whistles on PI calls defensively.

          • Stefanie Smith

            I don’t think any coach or player, or Rivers himself expected to get a 15 yard penalty. It’s never happened before, so how would he know that causes a penalty?

          • Daryl Peek

            12/09/12 “Dallas Cowboys defensive coordinator Rob Ryan gets an unsportsmanlike conduct penalty after yelling at a Cincinnati Bengals player.”

            01/01/12 “San Diego Chargers linebacker Antwan Barnes has been ejected against the Oakland Raiders following an unsportsmanlike conduct penalty. The 8-yard penalty gave Oakland the ball at San Diego’s 7-yard line, leading to a Raiders touchdown.”

            Unsportsmanlike Conduct


            Any person (usually a player but occasionally a coach and very rarely one or more spectators) acts or speaks in a manner deemed to be intentionally harmful or especially objectionable by the game officials, or by rule. Unsportsmanlike conduct is a non-contact foul; if contact is involved it becomes a personal foul. Examples include verbal abuse of officials, and taunting, which, since 2004 in the NFL, has included any “prolonged and premeditated celebrations” by players.


            15 yards. If committed by the defense, automatic first down.

            It happens Stefanie, the rule as defined has been in place since 2009. We all know PR would never curse a ref but continuous whining over calls will eventually get under a refs skin. Again, PR’s chippyness seems to be on tilt so far this season.

            It’s not a good look to cry foul when we were getting the benefit of most calls up til that point. Pr should have just spoke his peace and left it alone. His dismissive body language after the argument is likely what set the ref off.

  • Jordan

    That picture up there says it all, I would feel a lot better with Jammer and (hate to say this) Cason out there……..hhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh. Still think we should brought back jammer for depth at least.

  • Boltage89

    Time to move on to Dallas still long season guys! Heads up Bolt up!

  • Daryl Peek

    MM made no excuses for yesterdays loss and was strongly unapologetic about the way Whiz & Pagano called the game. MM also indirectly called PR out about the un-sportsman like conduct penalty. You could tell he was a bit irritated about many of the mental mistakes in the game, and is seething about us not finishing in general. It’ll be interesting to see the level of discipline, intensity and focus the team responds with at home against the CowBUMS.