Oct 5, 2014; San Diego, CA, USA; San Diego Chargers quarterback Philip Rivers (17) drops back to pass during the first quarter against the New York Jets at Qualcomm Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Jake Roth-USA TODAY Sports
This Chargers team is different from teams in the past. We already have seen it with the quick start out of the gate. The Chargers were not a team to start out the season quickly, but they also were known as a team to play at the level of their competition. When they faced a team that they should dominate, they would allow them to hang around and would make things close. Then they would face an elite team and usually find a way to beat them.
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This year is different. Instead of letting the poor teams hang around, the Chargers have developed that killer spirit that they need. They are no longer letting teams stick around and allowing them a chance to bite us right in our hind parts. With games against the Jacksonville Jaguars and New York Jets this season, the Chargers have put those teams away and not allowed them to hang around.
The defense wanted the shut out yesterday. They still were playing hard in the blow out and they wanted to hand it to them.
The offense had the petal to the metal until the game was firmly out of reach. They still took a shot deep down the field to Keenan Allen when the game was secured. This team has a new spirit about them.
Maybe the opening game against the Arizona Cardinals shook some things, but this team is developing that killer instinct.