Chargers 10 – Bengals 17: Turnovers Are A Killer

By Ernie Padaon

Dec 1, 2013; San Diego, CA, USA; San Diego Chargers quarterback Philip Rivers (17) reacts after a penalty during the second half against the Cincinnati Bengals at Qualcomm Stadium. The Bengals won 17-10. Mandatory Credit: Christopher Hanewinckel-USA TODAY Sports

Right on cue. Any time that the Chargers have given us a glimmer of hope, they come right back and make us scratch our heads all over again. We scored 10 points today?! How many points did we score against one of the best defenses last week? Ridiculous.

Our team is so Jekyll and Hyde. The offense puts up a ton of points and then falls flat on their face. Our defense can’t stop anyone and then they hold a team to 17 points! The life of being a Chargers fan!

Antonio Gates frustrated a ton of Chargers fans today with his slippery little hands. He dropped a fumble and also let the defender rip the football out of his hands to give up an “interception.” Gates has gotten away with carrying that football away from his body for a long time, but he has lost the football a couple of times this year. Maybe he should get some handling skills from Ryan…. never mind.

We needed the offense to put up points today, but we stalled out a couple of times because of turnovers. The defense held the Bengals for the most part. You can’t expect to win a football game by scoring 10 points though. The Chargers just made us all throw up some of that Thanksgiving grub.