Sep 8, 2014; Glendale, AZ, USA; San Diego Chargers running back Ryan Mathews (24) celebrates with running back Donald Brown (34) after scoring a 20 yard touchdown during the second half against the Arizona Cardinals at University of Phoenix Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Matt Kartozian-USA TODAY Sports
The San Diego Chargers had an opportunity to steal a win on the road against a good team, but the lack of execution killed the team in the end. There was a number of opportunities that the Chargers failed to capitalize on in the game. There were a number of drops in the game by key players. Eddie Royal put the ball on the ground. Antonio Gates put the ball on the ground. I am sure that Keenan Allen should have picked up that tipped pass on the last drive.
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An interception was thrown by Philip Rivers because Eddie Royal stopped running his route.
After getting in the red zone for the first time after a blocked punt, the Chargers were unable to capitalize with 7 points. When the Chargers had the opportunity to add to their lead late in the game, the team muffed a snap to take them out of field goal position.
On defense, they made some plays. They also missed some opportunities by slipping off of sacks. Both Eric Weddle and Marcus Gilchrist dropped interceptions that could have killed momentum. The opportunity was there to win the game, but the team couldn’t execute.