Sep 15, 2013; Philadelphia, PA, USA; San Diego Chargers place kicker Nick Novak (9) celebrates kicking the game winning field goal late in the fourth quarter against the Philadelphia Eagles at Lincoln Financial Field. The Chargers defeated the Eagles 33-30. Mandatory Credit: Howard Smith-USA TODAY Sports
I finally got a chance to check out that win by our boys. That game was all kinds of crazy. I may have lost my mind watching this game LIVE. How is everyone’s heart after that madness?
The offense was moving that football down the field and controlled that game. The Philly fans were getting anxious watching out guys do work. I loved that we controlled that aspect of the game and I think that is something that we can do all the time. The offensive line was great today and the backs helped a ton with those blitzes. You get Philip Rivers some time with the football and he will burn that defense over and over again.
What is up with the fumbles. Antonio Gates with one. Ryan Mathews doing what he normally does. Fozzy Whittaker with another. Hold onto that football guys.
Malcom Floyd was so good before he had to leave the game. He stretched that field and kept making plays down the field. Eddie Royal is playing out of his mind right now. A hat trick of touchdowns from Royal and was making all kinds of plays for the team. Antonio Gates was big and showed that he still has that ridiculous ability to get open in small spaces. Having Royal and Gates playing the way that they are has been huge for the offense.
On defense, no Bront Bird… which was genius. The Chargers went with Reggie Walker for a ton of the game in the middle and Eric Weddle was in the box a ton. There definitely were big plays that were made from them, but we limited that offense and found a way to slow down all that hype.
Fast pace offense and the ability to make some huge plays, but we made the stops when we needed them and made the stop at the end. We knocked out Mike Vick in a key series and forced the Eagles to use their back up quarterback, Nick Foles. We slowed them to that field goal and the Chargers were able to drive again for that winning field goal.
How many of you all were holding your breath when Novak had to kick that field goal? We have seen too much of Nate Kaeding blowing that kick in our past. Novak knocked it in and we have put ourselves on the map.
Philip Rivers picked up that offense and put it on his back today. Drove for the winning score and showed that he still can be one of the better quarterbacks in this league.