Sep 9, 2013; San Diego, CA, USA; San Diego Charger girls cheerleaders perform during the game against the Houston Texans at Qualcomm Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

Cowboys vs Chargers: Open Thread


It is that time again. Time for Chargers football and time for our open thread. We need this win today. With the Denver Broncos and Kansas City Chiefs getting that big head start in the division we have to keep pace with some of the other teams around the league. We can’t afford to fall to a 1-2 record.

We have to face the Dallas Cowboys at home today and our defense needs to step their game up. The offense will have to keep moving the ball down the field. It will be tougher to move that football on offense with a few of the team’s offensive linemen wearing baseball caps on the sideline.

If you are new to the open thread, this is where Chargers fans head to the comments section and share their thoughts on the game as the game is happening. If you are near a computer at game time, just hop on and join in on the conversation.

To start out the conversation, answer this question:

Which player needs to step up most for the Chargers to win today?

Tags: San Diego Chargers

  • Brett

    The O-line is going to have one hell of a battle on their hands as well as the defensive backs. Today has the possibility of being real ugly. Rivers has to get the ball out quickly and manage the game. I would love to see the defense have a big game. In particular, Freeney, Butler, and Te’o need to follow Weddle’s attitude and be intelligent monsters on the field. Bolt Up! Make some noise down in SD!

  • Dave

    Saw Michael Spurlock run back a punt for 58 yards for the Lions. Man, I miss that guy!

    • Thomas87

      I was disappointed when we got rid of him… I was thinking about Edwin baker today too I really liked him also…

  • Alex Pitrofsky

    If you’re at the game right now, the amount of Cowboys fans here is the amount of Charger fans there were in Tennessee, so don’t feel too bad

    • http://boltbeat.com/ Ernie Padaon

      you were at the game??? so was i!

      • Alex Pitrofsky

        It was fun……..but extremely disappointing

  • Jordan

    RYAN MATHEWS

  • I_Bleed_Powder_Blue_801

    I can’t stand the greed of the NFL…I’m tuned in to Sunday Ticket for the game and they kept showing the Seahags in OT on the channel the Bolts r supposed to b on….

  • I_Bleed_Powder_Blue_801

    great 1st Series by D

  • Jordan

    Manti!!!!! I feel like a groupie

  • Cgoodness13

    Thank god fluker is playing

  • Cgoodness13

    So are we a 4-3 team now?

  • Thomas87

    Man.. Our oline is going to have one hell of a battle today..

  • I_Bleed_Powder_Blue_801

    Man, if we could just get Taylor back…D is good so far…keep it up

    • Thomas87

      Anyone know why he’s been out??

      • I_Bleed_Powder_Blue_801

        still not 100% I guess

      • boltingindiego

        still not ready from the acl injury. he doesnt have the ap recovery process.

  • Thomas87

    Nice cut back Keenan!!!!

  • I_Bleed_Powder_Blue_801

    nice Woodhead!

  • Cgoodness13

    How the hell did Allen drop to the 3rd round? Dudes a beast

    • Thomas87

      I’m pretty sure he had a leg Injury senior year but Not positive

      • Sergio Quintero

        He did, something about his PCL Ligament

    • I_Bleed_Powder_Blue_801

      here’s to him goin’ beast mode all day!!!

    • boltingindiego

      knee injury

  • Cgoodness13

    Woody with the TD!!!!

  • Sergio Quintero

    More argument in favor of Woody starting and playing more

  • Sergio Quintero

    When o when is Brandon Taylor taking over for Gilchrist?

  • Cgoodness13

    Btw is Wright injured or did Johny “porn star” Patrick beat him out?

    • Sergio Quintero

      Injured

    • boltingindiego

      wrights inactive this week.

    • Thomas87

      Patrick seems soft to me .. I think he’s Been “hurt” in every game this year so far

      • Sergio Quintero

        I think Wright is soft, he always seems to be leaving the game at some point

  • Sergio Quintero

    Nice to see Te’o make a tackle on the first play of the game, to get that out the way

  • I_Bleed_Powder_Blue_801

    yeah Cory…u go man!!

  • Sergio Quintero

    After hearing about being invisible all week, Reyes & Liuget being present and making plays. It may help the Cowboys are weak in the inside of their O-Line.

  • Cgoodness13

    Alright McCoy, who’s this imposter coaching our defense and what did you do with Pagano?!!!!!

  • I_Bleed_Powder_Blue_801

    they need to take advantage of good field position when on O…bad series on that by the O

    • Sergio Quintero

      Rhinehart to Troutman big drop off it showed in that series

      • I_Bleed_Powder_Blue_801

        it will bite SD i. the ass if they don’t get it in gear….

  • Thomas87

    Still looks like the CBs are playing 5-10 yards off the receiver … I don’t get it I really don’t understand why you would let romo complete passes that easily? Maybe they think the receivers will just outright leave our CBs behind if we play man

  • Sergio Quintero

    Pagano its time to trust the corners and play press coverage

  • Thomas87

    Here we go again… Our D can’t stop anyone!!!!! They keep throwin to the outside press the receiver !!!

    • I_Bleed_Powder_Blue_801

      that is so frustrating to watch…why have an extra db in if the end result is that…..c’mon D!!

  • Cgoodness13

    C’mon Pagano run some zone

  • Sergio Quintero

    Why is the chargers D always so static there is no mistery for the O-Line

  • Cgoodness13

    RM with that epic stiff arm

  • Cgoodness13

    I say F it and put Fluker at NT!!! Make him a iron man

  • Thomas87

    Online is garbage and the boys know it.. Rivers has happy feet so we know what’s coming.. Rivers will throw a pick or two in this game

  • Jordan

    Oh god it’s ed hochuli.

    • Sergio Quintero

      Ed you owe us big time

  • Cgoodness13

    Their we go weddle

    • boltingindiego

      nice series by both safeties.

    • Sergio Quintero

      Weddle has to stay in coverage the secondary is in no position for him to be close to the line of scrimmage

      • Cgoodness13

        Exactly he’s a FS not a SS

  • I_Bleed_Powder_Blue_801

    need to score this possession

  • boltingindiego

    we got our 3rd back up in guard damn.

  • I_Bleed_Powder_Blue_801

    now how about getting the O the ball back D…presssure on Romo…..C’mon!!!!

    • Sergio Quintero

      After the UT ripping them about not getting turnovers, its time D prove them wrong

  • Sergio Quintero

    Vincent Brown got hype, dude where are you? except making 2 yard catches

  • Jordan

    Where is Eddie royal?

  • Thomas87

    10-15 yard off dez ??? I’m so sick of this shit and here we go freeney is hurt.!!!!!!

  • I_Bleed_Powder_Blue_801

    injuries suck!!

  • Jordan

    How is that not holding

  • Cgoodness13

    Think it’s just a cramp or stinger

  • Thomas87

    What the fuck pagano!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Sergio Quintero

    Secondary is just plain bad, they probably could make Gabbert look decent

  • Cgoodness13

    Hopefully we pull a USC and fire Pagano as soon as the game ends

  • I_Bleed_Powder_Blue_801

    carved up consistently….WTF???

    • Thomas87

      Romo went 0 for 5 on first drive they saw how to pick us apart and now the dead begins.. I have no faith in these corners I’m pretty sure out d is 31st in def against pass

      • Sergio Quintero

        32nd dead last, you are being nice

  • I_Bleed_Powder_Blue_801

    whatever JJWatt drinks during games, this whole team needs..INTENSITY!!! C’mon!!!

  • boltingindiego

    ah backups

  • Thomas87

    I called it… Oline is garbage so rivers gets happy feet and here come the picks.. I’m almost ready to stop watching this game

    • Sergio Quintero

      I’ll give Rivers a pass on the INT hit while throwing is not happy feet, but O-Line is very limited

      • Thomas87

        I was saying in general.. You see how far he is dropping back now.. You are right though he was hit while throwing on that int

  • Cgoodness13

    Dammit….hopefully pagano saw that and learned how to actually run a defense