Morning Dump

By Ernie Padaon

I’ve got that winning feeling again!! Now that is the way we are supposed to play these games!!!!

(AP)  JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – Of all the negative numbers over the last six weeks, the only one that mattered to Philip Rivers was the losses.

The No. 10 overall pick in the 2011 NFL Draft was simply bad against the San Diego Chargers on Monday night, going 19-of-33 for 195 yards.

The San Diego Chargers finally got off their mortifying losing streak when they beat up the Jacksonville Jaguars 38-14 on Monday Night Football. Philip Rivers torched a Jaguars pass defense missing much of their secondary, and San Diego moved to within two games of the AFC West lead.

A timorous individual would not have attempted such a daunting leap from Canadian Interuniversity Sport to the National Football League. But when you are as self-assured as Martin was, and still is, there is an expectation of landing on two feet.

The San Diego Chargers had a dynamic offensive line for several seasons behind the power of Kris Dielman along its interior. Along with other names like Nick Hardwick and Marcus McNeill, the Chargers could count on high totals from LaDanian Tomlinson and the rest of their running backs. Now, however, Kevin Acee of the San Diego Union-Tribune says the Chargers might have to think about life after Dielman, who is pondering retirement after some head injuries.