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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?

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  • Cgoodness13

    It a damn shame that we are wearing away jerseys and the crowd is chanting for the cowboys

    • Jordan

      Ur right that is some bullshit. Why is it opposite

  • Cgoodness13

    Oh hey royal is playing

  • Daryl Peek

    All the people complaining about the O-line, stop ya bumbaclot crying!! They’re doing a great job against the second best sack defense in the NFL. SMH

    • Thomas87

      You always have something to say dont you… Hard to believe your a charger fan when all you do is bag on other charger fans

      • Daryl Peek

        Because the why always me ISH is tired. BOLT UP!

    • boltingindiego

      i would assume most people are pissed about all the injuries on the o-line and this is the result.

      • Daryl Peek

        I get that but Rivers has been upright most of the game.

        • http://www.BoltBeat.com/ Peter Thompson

          Elite when upright. Works for me.

    • http://www.BoltBeat.com/ Peter Thompson

      They did a phenomenal job in the face of adversity. I huess we can take the O-Line out of that “terrible depth” conversation.. for a week anyway. Hope other injuries aren’t serious… Freeney & Patrick looked shaken up.

  • I_Bleed_Powder_Blue_801

    Woodhead = STUD

  • Sergio Quintero

    Woody you the man!!!

  • Cgoodness13

    Now if the D can just hold them…..

    • Sergio Quintero

      Even when they get stops they never look easy

  • Sergio Quintero

    I will say Woodhead may be a better runner than Sproles, and not far behind as a receiver

    • boltingindiego

      hes stronger than sproles which helps him break more tackles. which to me is the down fall of sproles if he cant out run the defenders as a runner.

  • boltingindiego

    interesting to see that 52 is with butler. hope its not an injury but just game shape for teo.

  • I_Bleed_Powder_Blue_801

    what’s the injury update on Freeney?

    • Sergio Quintero

      Gehlken mentions a quad injury for Freeney, probably out for the rest of the game

      • I_Bleed_Powder_Blue_801

        bummer

        • Sergio Quintero

          From Gehlken: Dwight Freeney (quad) officially out for game upon further evaluation in locker room. #Chargers

          • I_Bleed_Powder_Blue_801

            thanks for the heads up

  • Cgoodness13

    The defense got a stop o_0

  • Thomas87

    Keenan with these big gains!! I like it!

  • Cgoodness13

    Offense is playing hard, hopefully our D can get a couple more stops and some turnovers

  • boltingindiego

    damn that end of quarter hurt momentum on that drive. gave the d a break.

  • Sergio Quintero

    Main adjustment from Pagano have Weddle play FS and cover, and have Gilchrist play in the box once in a while

    • boltingindiego

      i don’t think they’ve done anything different with weddle hes been playing man all this season.

    • Cgoodness13

      Ya I swear I saw him playin MLB in the nickle…

  • Cgoodness13

    Weddle straight up mind f@&ked that guy

  • Thomas87

    I don’t like this.. 4th or 5th run in a row…

  • I_Bleed_Powder_Blue_801

    Gates Baby!!!!#

  • boltingindiego

    gates/ rivers on fire 2 day.

  • Thomas87

    Yes!!!! Let gates take this game over.. He’s such a beast

  • I_Bleed_Powder_Blue_801

    Beautiful!!!

  • Sergio Quintero

    After so many body blows it was time to hit them with a haymaker!!

  • Cgoodness13

    And that should get us the W, unless Pagano gives them the game….again

    • Sergio Quintero

      Too early to talk about winning the game

      • Thomas87

        Way to Early.. We either win or lose in the last 15 seconds so far this season

  • Thomas87

    Rivers now has over 400 yards.. I think he needs one more 400 yard performance to surpass fouts…

  • I_Bleed_Powder_Blue_801

    C’mon D let’s close this out!!

  • Sergio Quintero

    Bad secondary just got worse, from gehlken: Chargers CB Derek Cox (knee) questionable to return.

    • I_Bleed_Powder_Blue_801

      dangit!

    • Thomas87

      Man it’s so crazy how our best receivers get hurt or best corners get hurt and our best linemen besides Hwick and fluker are also hurt…

  • Sergio Quintero

    When they go on offense down turtle on the ball and run it 3 times McCoy, please learn your lessen from last week

    • Thomas87

      Looking like he didint learn… Run run run run

      • boltingindiego

        why would we not run it waste their to’s.

        • Thomas87

          Good point..

      • Sergio Quintero

        I can handle run-run-run with a 2 score lead, you just don’t trust the D with a 1 score lead

  • Cgoodness13

    Why did we use a TO?

  • boltingindiego

    2nd turnover of the year !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Thomas87

    Woooooooooo!!!!!

  • Sergio Quintero

    Game set match

  • I_Bleed_Powder_Blue_801

    good job Marshall!

  • Cgoodness13

    Who wants to sing and dance with me to that song “time Of my life” from the end of dirty dancing?

    • http://boltbeat.com/ Ernie Padaon

      this comment is the best!!!

  • boltingindiego

    butler nice job on causing that t.o.

  • boltingindiego

    minus that one pressure that led to rivers int o-line played excellent.

  • Thomas87

    I want to take my oline is garbage statement back… The make shift line did pretty well. I’m impressed .. Def not a run before pass type line but good job to them. I love fluke he’s such a animal.. Buying his jersey soon

  • I_Bleed_Powder_Blue_801

    Crezdon Butler was heads up on that hit that caused the fumble….good job man!!!

    • Sergio Quintero

      Talk about a make up play for last week, some level of play

      • I_Bleed_Powder_Blue_801

        they needed that today

  • I_Bleed_Powder_Blue_801

    get the first!!!

  • Thomas87

    Mike is such a good punter lol

    • boltingindiego

      doesn’t get the recognition he deserves for some reason. but the punters in the bay area do

      • Thomas87

        I agree. Nick has Been solid with his kicks this year too

  • I_Bleed_Powder_Blue_801

    W!!!!!

  • Sergio Quintero

    Huge clutch win, great game plan on offense, major props to backup Oline

  • boltingindiego

    d played great more pressure, less mis tackles, and better play on coverages.

  • Cgoodness13
  • boltingindiego

    rm24 ran hard today less tentative than last week. big props to him.

  • Guest

    who wants to dance with me?

  • http://www.BoltBeat.com/ Peter Thompson

    A tiny blue & gold tear ran down my cheek. O-Line & Crezdon get fist bumps all around.. Gates is the SHIT, and Weddle made me want to take my Gates jersey off, and rock his! But, most of all… Rivers IS, and always HAS been… The Man. #SuckIt

    ; )

    • I_Bleed_Powder_Blue_801

      Kudos to Double J as well for getting that sack…pivotal..

      • boltingindiego

        hes been playing great this year but the whole line caused more pressure this week which we really need to consistently do for the rest of the season.

        • http://www.BoltBeat.com/ Peter Thompson

          Liuget said he knew how to beat Dallas.

          • boltingindiego

            legit knows

          • Thomas87

            Got him and DX to autograph my SD
            Hat .. Makes it that much snore sweet to
            See him get a sack

          • http://www.BoltBeat.com/ Peter Thompson

            It only gets better from here. Looks like things are finally gelling on D.

        • I_Bleed_Powder_Blue_801

          need every1 hurt to heal up…tuff game ahead for the next battle in JokeLand…

          • http://www.BoltBeat.com/ Peter Thompson

            Never overlook the enemy. Pryor is even more squirrely than Locker.

          • I_Bleed_Powder_Blue_801

            oh no…def not..

  • http://www.BoltBeat.com/ Peter Thompson

    Fox Sports:

    Their “experts” picked Dallas to win…. I missed the first 2 series because they were showing a 40 burger blowout of Detroit over Chicago.. then they thought it was more important to switch to the Seattle / Houston game, instead of showing the game they are actually covering. Then, after Rivers goes ballistic (again), they spend less than 10 seconds reporting on it, and immediately switch to talking about how awesome Peyton Manning is.. even though they aren’t covering that game.. mainly because they don’t want to have to talk about how their beloved Cowboys got SCHOOLED (again) by the lowly Chargers. Then they talk about how the Bills over the Ravens was the “upset of the week”, even though they all picked Dallas to win. #SuckIt.

    I can’t wait for week 10.

    • Thomas87

      Love this ^^^^ so true… After the game I was waiting for them to say something about it buuuuut nope

      • TheReturnOfMrBlanks

        I honestly think Terry Bradshaw noticed that and gave Phillip props and props to the bolts, it was the last 30 seconds before they went off air.

        Also isn’t it against NFL rules to go past 1:25 on the morning games? CBS brought it up, Fox didn’t give a shit and ran with the Seattle game til the end, showed some post celebration and then a long commercial break before the Charger game, missing like 4:15 of the game. I was pissed

        • http://www.BoltBeat.com/ Peter Thompson

          They were probably carrying that game in another market.. but, still. Haters gonna Hate… I was surprised… they usually JOCK Dallas, and they all (apparently) thought they were going to win.. SMH.

        • I_Bleed_Powder_Blue_801

          yeah that was bs….my directv sunday tix didnt air the Bolts til right up to the kickoff….

    • Daryl Peek

      According to Jerry Jones the CowBUMS were underdogs? Then again he said they were against the Rams also?!? I guess Jerry knows something most pundits don’t about his team. *looking*

  • Jordan

    We still don’t get any love on NFL network, all I seen so far is dez Bryant’s TD

  • Daryl Peek

    Rivers, Woodhead, and Gates were monsters! Allen looks like he’s gaining confidence. The o-line was on it!! That was complete DOMINATION of the second best pass rush defense in the NFL. I didn’t even see Ware anywhere near Rivers.

    C. Butler looks like a really good pickup. Marshall did a great job overall. The corners coupled with the front seven getting better pressure, allowed Weddle to roam in the secondary. D. Butler was the only defender who made mental mistakes, but he was all over the field making tackles as usual.

    I know hating on RM24 is the fashionable thing to do, but he carried the load today grinding out tough yards to help keep the offense balanced. This was a great total team win! As close as all of the games have been so far, this is definitely something to build off.

    Now, as for my negativity towards those who choose to whine about every little thing that goes wrong during the game, BOLT UP or shut up! If I can keep my Rivers pessimism on the quiet and actually look for the best out of him, some of y’all can stop it with the tired Excuses.com ISH.

    GO BOLTS

    • Daryl Peek

      BTW, I’M AMPED ABOUT TODAY! Lord knows I couldn’t handle a week of all the Daygo CowBUMS talking trash. The Faiders lost and we beat the CowBUMS. So far it’s a good day (Ice Cube voice) but if the Pats lose to the Falcons, it will be a great day!!

      • http://www.BoltBeat.com/ Peter Thompson

        You sure you are in your 50′s? LMAO… “ISH” & “Ice Cube” make me wonder.. you are one hip senior citizen.. lol

        I completely agree with you Daryl.. great ‘team’ win. Our best players came through in clutch situations. Depth looks horrible, until it gets some game time under it’s belt. The o-line over-performed!!! I can even turn a blind eye to Ohrnberger getting blown out, which led to the INT… because his overall body of work was good. RM24 is best when peppered in, and carried it. You can’t even SEE Woody behind the line… and that TD over the top was reminiscent of VJ.. but he’s LITTLE!!! HAHAHAHA!

        It’s amazing that Marshall, Patrick, and Crezdon are pulling the load at CB. Even on that Dez Bryant TD, I have to say I liked how Marshall fought at it. It was just a great throw, to a great receiver. The Weddle PD on Witten was awesome!

        • Daryl Peek

          I got a few years before I hit the silver anniversary. I did grow up in the OG hip hop era. I’m not “bout that life” as the kids now say, but I keep up given my generation was the pioneers. LOL

  • Bill Nichols

    Ahhhhhh, nice win Bolts. Had me worried for a bit, thought the D was starting to soften up a bit, but awesome W! Thanks for the bragging rights Bolts. Now let’s keep this thing rolling, get people healthy and let’s go on a 12 game tear. Bolt Up!!

  • http://www.BoltBeat.com/ Peter Thompson

    Tony Romo & Jason Witten thought it was White Boy Day…