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Chargers Beat Vikings: Earning Their Lightning Bolts

By Ernie Padaon

Photographer: Bruce Kluckhohn-US PRESSWIRE

Charlie WhitehurstI don’t care what his numbers looked like. He was asked to be a crash test dummy last night and he survived without turning the ball over and escaped without an injury. He even moved the ball to a pair of scoring drives with all that pressure on him. He did service for the boys on Friday night.

Larry EnglishLarry Boy finished the game with a pair of sacks and looked like a force to be reckoned with. We are almost to the regular season and he still is healthy, fingers crossed. He is raising expectations every play this preseason.

De’Andre PresleyShould we call him “The King” if he makes the roster? Presley was forced into action with Quentin Jammer and Marcus Gilchrist resting injuries and he played killed it. He led the team in tackles and also intercepted Christian Ponder.

Micheal SpurlockHe wss on the bubble before the game, but then he came out and performed well again. Spurlock finished the game with 3 receptions for 46 yards and most likely a roster spot.

KickersThe game was all about the kickers. Nate Kaeding blasted a pair of field goals and Nick Novak came through in the clutch.